Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


The results of this wide-ranging, multi-partner research project about finite modelling techniques have demonstrated that:

- Finite element method (FEM) techniques are able to provide extensive information about material flow, strain and temperature distribution;
- Updated Lagrangian formulation provides good agreement between experimental and predicted values (temperature and strain distributions, rolling forces and torques);
- Steady-state Eulerian codes are also able to provide good results;
- The main difficulty in using FEM is to obtain all the necessary information about material behaviour, both mechanical and thermal;
- Strict control of rolling operations, regardless of geometry, the interpass time (during which static recrystallization occurs) must be compatible with the recrystallization half time, in order to avoid dynamic recrystallization;
- To achieve closer agreement to deep-drawing operations a very sophisticated model is required which is able to describe the material behaviour;
- FEM is far from being a reliable on-line application at industrial scale.

Additional information

Authors: MIRABILE M ET AL, Centro sviluppo materiali SpA, Roma (IT);BUENTEN R, IBF (IT);BUESSLER P, IRSID (FR);INGHAM P, British Steel, Cheltenham (GB);MAMALIS M, National Technical University of Athens (GR);MONFORT G, Centre de recherches métallurgiques (BE);REQUEJO F, Ensidesa (ES);TURPEL P, Arbed recherches (LU);MIRABILE M, BIANCHI J, Centro sviluppo materiali SpA, Roma (IT);BUENTEN R, IBF (DE);INGHAM P, British Steel, Rotherham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15803 EN (1997) 40pp., FS, ECU 7.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-0744-4
Follow us on: RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube Managed by the EU Publications Office Top