Project detail

SmartCool - Smart controlled actuator to homogenize the temperature at the transfer bar

Duration: 01.07.2022 — 31.12.2025

Funding resources

Evropská unie - The Research Fund for Coal and Steel

- whole funder (2022-07-01 - 2025-12-31)

On the project

Most European HSM already equipped with transfer bar cooling units face asymmetric thermal profile mainly over the width detrimental to the flatness and on the mechanical properties. The implementation of a new smart controlled actuator coupled with a robust temperature profile measurement will lead to an intelligent control of the transfer bar temperature along the width (and the length). This technique will lead to better strip steering in the finishing mill and will reduce the number of rolling incidents, i.e. cobbles. AHSS and future micro-alloyed steel grades are concerned as they require precise temperature control over the entire process.

selective cooling, HTC, measurement, temperature, quality, homogeneity


RFCS - 2021 - PJG 1010057274

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People responsible

Hnízdil Milan, doc. Ing., Ph.D. - fellow researcher
Chabičovský Martin, Ing., Ph.D. - fellow researcher
Komínek Jan, Ing., Ph.D. - fellow researcher
Pohanka Michal, doc. Ing., Ph.D. - fellow researcher
Kotrbáček Petr, doc. Ing., Ph.D. - principal person responsible


Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Laboratory
- (2021-09-07 - 2025-12-31)