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ALVES, Péricles Guedes; CASTRO, José Adilson de; MOREIRA, Luciano Pessanha  and  HEMERLY, Elder Moreira. Modeling, simulation and identification for control of tandem cold metal rolling. Mat. Res. [online]. 2012, vol.15, n.6, pp.928-936.  Epub Oct 23, 2012. ISSN 1516-1439.

This paper describes a modeling procedure for tandem cold metal rolling, including the linearization step and system identification for control. The tandem cold rolling process is described by a mathematical model based on algebraic equations developed for control purposes and empirical relations. A state-space model is derived and detailed analyses in open loop are presented, concerning the sensitivity with regard to the variations in process parameters and results for the application of a new subspace identification method are compared with classical methodologies. Therefore, this work intents to be a contribution for developments in new control strategies for tandem cold rolling process that offer the potential to reduce the design efforts, the commissioning time and maintenance in rolling mills. The preliminary results obtained with this model have shown reasonable agreement with operational data presented at literature for industrial cold rolling process.

Keywords : rolling mill control; tandem cold rolling; process simulation; mathematical model; system identification.

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