BAOSTEEL Australia


Project ID: BA18002

Project Title: Surface quality improvement of rolled metal strips through rolling lubrication

Investigators: 
  • Professor Liangchi Zhang, The University of New South Wales
  • Dr Shanqing Li, Baosteel Research Institute
  • Dr Shiwei Xu, Baosteel Research Institute
  • Dr Zhenglian Jiang, Baosteel Research Institute
  • Dr Peipei Qu, Baosteel Research Institute
  • Dr Yu Xie, Baosteel Research Institute
  • Dr Chunwei Zhang, Baosteel Research Institute
  • Dr Weineng Tang, Baosteel Research Institute
  • Mr Jianhua Zhu, Baosteel Research Institute

Quality rolling of metal strips has always been critical. At the present, Baosteel is facing two challenges: (1) It is unclear how roll deflection and lubricant additives influence rolling stress distributions, deformation-induced temperature variation, and surface texture transfer, particularly in the regime of thin strip rolling; and (2) There is no understanding available to identify proper lubricant for metals which are prone to surface damage such as oxidation, spalling and adhesion. This project research aims to reveal the underlying mechanisms behind these challenges and in turn develop practical solutions for overcoming the relevant difficulties encountered in the production lines of Baosteel.