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 MNSMS  Vol.2 No.4 , October 2012
Groove Design and Microstructure Research of Ultra-Fine Grain Bar Rolling
Abstract: New flat-oval groove rolling process of multi-direction deformation is proposed to manufacture ultra-fine grain bar. Application of new groove series can introduce uniform large plastic strain into whole cross section of the material, and meanwhile satisfy the requirements of shape and size. Principle of grain refinement, based on experimental research of small specimen, is that grain refinement of ferrite is mainly dynamic recrystallization when low-carbon alloy steel is at low temperature deformation. Relationship of grain size and z-factor is also obtained through experimental research, as well as ultra-fine ferrite grain less than 1 micron. To predict strain, shape, dimensions and grain size of the material in rolling process, numerical simulation model of the warm groove bar rolling process is established via nonlinear finite element method, and distribution of grain size of the final section is obtained via finite element subroutine. The result indicates that ultra-fine grain bar rolling can accomplish at low temperature region.
Cite this paper: X. Li, L. Cao, M. Wang and F. Du, "Groove Design and Microstructure Research of Ultra-Fine Grain Bar Rolling," Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Material Science, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 67-75. doi: 10.4236/mnsms.2012.24008.
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