An Experimental Investigation into Roughness Transfer in Asymmetrical Rolling of Steel Strips

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Karadeniz Fen Bilimleri Dergisi, vol.13, no.3, pp.1070-1089, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.31466/kfbd.1289221
  • Journal Name: Karadeniz Fen Bilimleri Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1070-1089
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


This study investigated the effect of rolling parameters such as speed, thickness reduction, roll surface roughness, material thickness, surface condition (dry or lubricated), and rolling force on the roughening characterization in asymmetrical rolling. The surface roughness of the samples subjected to rolling tests was measured. The roughness values' average and standard deviation were found, and 3-D scanning images were acquired. Lubricated texturing experiments revealed that lubrication reduced roughness transfer. It was found that the introduction of roughness on the material surface decreased as the rolling speed increased. On the other hand, a higher speed increases the rolling force, which increases the surface roughness. The effect of speed on the standard deviation varies in direct proportion. Furthermore, lubricated rolling produced a more homogenous roughness distribution at higher speeds, while dry rolling produced homogeneous roughness at lower speeds. It was revealed that the rolling force is higher with thicker materials. While the roll roughness did not affect the rolling force using thicker material much, this effect was more pronounced in the very rough roll using thinner material. The standard deviation was lower in smaller reduction ratios using rough and very rough rolls. According to the results, although asymmetrical rolling has some advantages compared to conventional rolling, it was concluded that it is not a suitable method for roughening steel strips.