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ArticleName Study of the process of formation of tubes end sections during longitudinal rolling in grooves formed by a different number of rolls
DOI 10.17580/chm.2021.01.06
ArticleAuthor D. A. Akhmerov, A. V. Vydrin

Russian Scientific and FResearch Institute of Tube Industry – RusNITI JSC (Chelyabinsk, Russia):

D. A. Akhmerov, Engineer, Lab. Of Simulation of Technological Processes, E-mail:
A. V. Vydrin, Dr. Eng., Prof., Deputy General Director for Scientific Research, E-mail:


The work substantiates the relevance and highlights the degree of development of the research topic. The main advantages and disadvantages of the process of rolling hollow billets with the use of modern longitudinal rolling mills with 2 and 3 roll grooves are noted. With the help of physical and computer modeling, a study of the process of longitudinal rolling of pipes using 2 and 3 roll passes was carried out, for the formation of end sections (scrap). Established and numerically reflected the relationship between the size of the reduction of passes of a continuous rolling mill with 3-roll and 2-roll stands and the length of the end sections of the pipes. It is clear that the use of 3 rolls, forming a groove, allows to reduce the total end cut by 1.5 times, in contrast to 2 rolls. It has been determined that the main technological factors influencing the formation of the end sections are the ratio of the external diameter to the wall thickness of the strip (D/S), the reduction along the wall thickness, the elongation ratio, and the number of rolls required to form the groove. An empirical formula has been obtained for calculating the length of the end trim, which makes it possible to evaluate the influence of the number of rolls in the stand, the D/S ratio and the stretch ratio.

keywords Rolling technology, continuous rolling mill, 2- and 3-roll passes, trimming of the end sections of the roll, physical modeling, computer simulation, Qform

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