Number ten of the Manufacturing Engineering and Material Processing series. Includes one page corrigenda laid-in. 800 illustrations clarifying key points. Thorough account of the hot-rolling process and facilities as well as follow-up treatments given to hot-rolled products. Companion volume to "Cold Rolling of Steel" by William Roberts circa 1978 and number two of the series.
Table of Contents
"History of Hot Rolling Types of Hot-Rolled Products Casting Practices The Reheating of Ingots Conditioning Semi-Finished Products The Basic Principles of Rolling and Pass Design Blooming, Slabbing, and Billet Mills.Reheat Furnaces Bar and Rod Mills Structural Mills The Rolling of Rails, Wheels, and Rings Tube Mills Plate Mills Hot-Strip Mills Mill Drives Mill Rolls and Bearings The Cooling of Mill Rolls The Cooling and Descaling of Workpieces Mathematical Models of Hot, Flat Rolling The Behavior of Steels During Deformation at Elevated Temperatures Controlled Rolling or the Thermomechanical Treatment of Steel Frictional Effects in Hot Rolling Nonuniform Deformation in Hot Rolling.Heat Treatments for Hot-Rolled Products The Instrumentation and Computer Control of Hot Mills The Further Processing of Hot-Rolled Products "
". . .yet another superb piece of research reference. . . .It can be stated without any hesitation that the two volumes on rolling by Roberts will remain unique for years to come and that, as a major source of reference, they now stand alone in the field. Both the present and the earlier volume are strongly recommended to every library, rolling mill and steel-industry supplier, to advanced undergraduate and graduate students of metalworking, production technology, mechanical engineering and metallurgy, and to research workers, lecturers and practising rolling technologists. "
---Journal of Mechanical Working Technology
". . .Coverage is very complete. . .The work is well illustrated and profusely referenced. "
---Mechanical Engineering News