Journal Published Online: 01 July 2012
Volume 40, Issue 4

Experimental Bend Tests to Study Mechanical Descaling of Hot-Rolled Steel Rod



Simple cantilever bend testing to assess mechanical descaling of industrial hot-rolled steel rods has been developed and analysed. This test method has no contact damage to the scale, and produces a range of strains along the rod, which always include those for scale behaviour from crack initiation to complete spallation. A series of methods has been used to assess the variation of the plastic strain along the bent rods and the results have been compared with finite element modelling. Using a cyclone scanner for these measurements provides an accurate and efficient testing procedure. To compare with industrial practice, constrained bending around cylinders was also carried out.

Author Information

Yang, Wengai
Advanced Components and Systems Product Development, Caterpillar, Inc., Aurora, IL, US
Li, YaoHou
Industry Dept., Converteam Ltd, UK
Sellars, Christopher
Professor Emeritus, The Univ. of Sheffield, UK
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE104213