Karan Shah

Graduate Research Assistant, ERC/NSM
The Ohio State University
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Tube and Pipe Fabrication | Articles

Using finite element analysis to roll-form tubes

October 9, 2003 | By Karan Shah, Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Roll forming is a common method for producing steel tubes. It is a continuous process in which a strip is guided through several sets of rolls that form the strip into the desired shape. After the final shape is achieved, tube edges are welded together to form a closed section. After the welding operation, the tube is sized through another set of rolls to obtain the required diameter.

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