FEA in hot-rolling process

M. Trevisan

AFV Beltrame


Finite element simulations support specialists and engineers since the initial stages of  the roll pass design process, allowing to choose the best solution that fits the lay-out and characteristics of the rolling mill. Number of trials is reduced, leading to time and cost savings.
This presentation aims to show how Beltrame group takes advantage from finite element simulations in the roll pass design.
First thing, a company presentation is given, starting from production sites and products’ range till the Swiss plant description.
Then the angle 200 case study is shown. The roll pass design process is illustrated too, beginning from the early stages of AutoCAD design, through FEM verify until the 3D guides design.
Finally advantages and results of FEM simulations are listed.