Product uniformity control - A research collaboration of european steel industries to non-destructive evaluation of microstructure and mechanical properties
Paper in proceedings, 2018

In steel manufacturing, the conventional method to determine the mechanical properties and microstructure is by offline, destructive (lab-)characterisation of sample material that is typically taken from the head or the tail of the coil. Since coils can be up to 7 km long, the samples are not always representative for the main coil body. Also, the time delay (typically a few days) between the actual production and the availability of the characterisation results implies that these results cannot be exploited for real-time adaptation of the process settings. Information about the microstructure and material properties can also be obtained from electromagnetic (EM) and ultrasonic (US) parameters, which can be measured in real-time, non-destructively, and over the full length of the steel strip product. With the aim to improve the consistency in product quality by use of inline EM and US measurements, a European project called "Product Uniformity Control" (PUC) has been set up as a broad collaboration between 4 major European Steel Manufacturers and 10 Universities / Research institutes. Using both numerical simulations and experimental characterisations, we study the inline measured EM and US parameters in regard of the microstructural and mechanical properties. In this way, we aim to establish an improved understanding of their mutual relationships, and to apply this knowledge in existing and new nondestructive evaluation techniques. In this paper, the concerted approach of modelling and experimental validation will be addressed, and results of this work will be shown in combination with inline measured data.

Mechanical properties

Non-destructive evaluation

Material characterisation

Inline monitoring

Steel

Author

F. D. Van Den Berg

Tata Steel, Netherlands

P. J.J. Kok

Tata Steel, Netherlands

H. Yang

Tata Steel, Netherlands

M. P. Aarnts

Tata Steel, Netherlands

P. Meilland

ArcelorMittal Maizières Research SA

T. Kebe

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG

M. Stolzenberg

Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung

D. Krix

Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung

W. Zhu

University of Manchester

A. J. Peyton

University of Manchester

A. Martinez-De-Guerenu

CEIT - Centre of Studies and Technical Research

I. Gutierrez

CEIT - Centre of Studies and Technical Research

D. Jorge-Badiola

CEIT - Centre of Studies and Technical Research

M. Malmström

Swerea KIMAB

A. Volker

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

A. Duijster

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

Håkan Wirdelius

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Engineering Materials

Anders E Boström

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Dynamics

C. Mocci

Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSUP)

M. Vannucci

Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSUP)

V. Colla

Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSUP)

C. Davis

The University of Warwick

L. Zhou

The University of Warwick

R. Schmidt

ArcelorMittal Maizières Research SA

S. Labbé

Université Grenoble Alpes

C. Reboud

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

A. Skarlatos

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

V. Leconte

Altair Engineering France

P. Lombard

Altair Engineering France

Studies in Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics

1383-7281 (ISSN) 1879-8322 (eISSN)

Vol. 43 120-129

22nd International Workshop on Electromagnetic Nondestructive Evaluation, ENDE 2017
Saclay , France,

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Other Materials Engineering

Metallurgy and Metallic Materials

DOI

10.3233/978-1-61499-836-5-120

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9/19/2018