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Temperature and heat flux fast estimation during rolling process


Monitoring and controlling flatness during the rolling process becomes critical for ensuring the product quality. Flatness defects are due to highly three-dimensional phenomena. Indeed, strips with different widths are rolled during the same campaign and cooling systems are heterogeneous along the axial direction to modify the thermal expansion of the roll. Therefore this paper presents a fully three-dimensional inverse analytical method to determine the temperature field and heat fluxes (especially at the surface of the roll) by interpreting measurements of temperature done with several thermocouples fully embedded in the roll body and aligned along the axial direction. Since the method is dedicated to on-line interpretation and designed as a tool for adapting the rolling parameters during the rolling process, iterative methods are not studied to avoid long computation times, which justifies the development of an analytical solution of the problem. The computation time displayed by Scilab 5.3 with a quadcore 2.8 GHz is around 0.5 second by cycle for accurate computation and 0.07 second by cycle for rough computation. This paper improves a previous work (2D and relying on four assumptions designed for the prediction of wear). In the present contribution the 3D unsteady heat equation of the rotating roll is solved analytically with only one assumption in order to deal with the restriction of the measurement system (i.e., measurement according to successive times). Therefore not only radial and tangential heat fluxes are taken into account but also axial heat flux. The solution is validated by comparing the outputs of the method and some prescribed analytical temperature fields. Good agreement is obtained. Noise sensitivity is estimated by adding artificial random numbers to the inputs, and good accuracy is observed. Moreover sensitivity to sensor depth is estimated and demonstrated to be not compromising.
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hal-00949950 , version 1 (20-02-2014)



Daniel Weisz-Patrault, Alain Ehrlacher, Nicolas Legrand. Temperature and heat flux fast estimation during rolling process. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 2014, 75, pp.1-20. ⟨10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2013.07.010⟩. ⟨hal-00949950⟩
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