The key experimental NLMK R&D Center base facility
The research office personnel have preliminary inspected a Gleeble thermomechanical simulator (producer — Dynamic Systems Inc., USA) for installing in the NLMK R&D Center Physical Simulation and Testing Laboratory. It will be installed in Lipetsk on December, 2019.
A Gleeble — 3800 testing machine measures response of material to any external load and simulates heat and mechanical treatment of steel by industrial units, which is essential for developing new steel grade production processes and for optimizing existing production technique. This simulator allows saving time and provides data about metal behavior with mechanical properties varied in the course of rolling, forging, extrusion, casting, welding etc. data pending less time.
Gleeble — 3800 is an entirely integrated system that can ensure heating rate exceeding 10000°C/с with the cross-arm moving rate exceeding 2000 mm/s. The software has a user-friendly interface suitable for developing physical simulation operating modes and for selecting and processing obtained data. Gleeble — 3800 has a modular design and it is easily switched over from one test configuration to another one
A Gleeble — 3800 thermomechanical simulator will be one of the key experimental NLMK R&D Center base facilities. With such simulator used, a certain progress may be made while practicing new technologies and creating advance techniques at a global leadership level.