This group is developing novel fundamental models for hot rolling processes. The main approach is to take microstructural evolution during manufacturing process into account. Recrystallization models are combined with FE simulations to predict and enable the achievement of specific final properties in hot-rolled products. In addition, multiscale microstructure – property models are being developed and studied for improving hot rolling and heat treatment processes in industrial applications. All models are tested and verified with the aid of laboratory experiments in the research unit and/or through cooperation with the steel industry.
We also provide solutions for workshops concerning the optimal use of high strength steels. FE-simulations and experimental tests are utilized to define the steel behaviour and process parameters for forming, machining and welding processes.
Contact person: Jari Larkiola
Last updated: 25.2.2019