With the publication of this book, newcomers to the field of steel rolling have a complete introductionto the cold rolling process, including the history of cold rolling, the equipment currentlyin use, the behavior of the rolling lubricant, the thermal and metallurgical aspects of the subject,mathematical models relating to rolling force and power requirements, strip shape, and thefurth er processing of cold-rolled steel. The first book in print to examine in detail the three componentsof the cold-rolling process- the mill, the work-piece, and the rolling lubricant-this bookcan be used as a training manual and as a source for reference and research. The manuscript version of this book has already been in use as a textbookin courses on cold rolling and rolling lubrication and is now published for thebenefit of all in-training personnel-both operating and supervisory-in theprimary metals industry and for undergraduate and graduate students inmetalworking. The interrelationships of the three components, described in terms ofmathematical models, are of considerable value to engineers associated withprimary metals and metal research, to mill builders, and to electrical equipmentsuppliers. For plant metallurgists, the book relates product quality to operating conditions;for the steel user and purchaser, it affords insight into the variousprocesses associated with the manufacture of steel sheet and strip.
". . .Roberts had attempted an enormous work and has achieved a notable success. . . . . .a very good comprehensive reference which will be given the accolade of thumbed usage by many rolling mill engineers for years to come. "
---Journal of Mechanical Working Technology
"The History of Rolling Various Types of Cold Mills The Components of Cold Rolling Mills Mill Rolls and Their Bearings The Instrumentation and Automatic Control of Rolling Mills Cold Rolling Lubrication Thermal Aspects of the Cold Rolling Process The Alloys of Iron, Their Physical Nature, and Behavior During Deformation Mathematical Models Relating to Rolling Force Torque Equations and Tandem Mill Control Models Strip Shape: Its Measurement and Control The Rolled Strip---Its Properties and Further Processing "