The numerical simulation of hot rolling forming processes is very important for the metallurgic industry. This is an efficient and economic tool to simulate the rolling process and to predict the evolution of some parameters like the velocity field, temperatures, strains, stresses and rolling forces. In this way, computer simulations are becoming a necessary tool in the design and optimization of hot rolling processes [2,3,4,5,21,25,26,27].
In this publication an incompressible flow based formulation to simulate hot rolling processes is presented. First, some theorical aspects about the process are shown as well as numerical solution using the finite element method. Finally, some numerical examples are presented.