Effect of the asymmetrical rolling process on the micro hardness and microstructure of brass wire

Document Type: Research Paper

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1 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Current experimental investigation deals with the effects of asymmetrical rolling parameters on the inhomogeneity, microstructure, mechanical, and geometrical properties of rolled brass wire. Toward this end, a roll machine with three different roll radii ratios was set up. The asymmetrical conditions are arranged using three different sets of rolls with different diameters that result into different reductions. Investigating the effects of the inhomogeneous structure of unrolled brass wire on the output radius, total width, and width of the rolled part (in the z direction) are the aim of this study. Furthermore, the influences of three unlike roll radius ratios on the grain size, inhomogeneity and mechanical properties of the rolled brass wire are considered. In addition, the micro-Vickers measurements on the rolled brass wire are performed. It is shown that the regions near to faster roll with greater strain quantities have higher values of hardness compared to the other areas.

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