Developing superplasticity at high strain rates through ECAP processing

Minoru Furukawa, Zenji Horita, Terence G. Langdon

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    Processing by equal-channel angular pressing (ECAP) leads to exceptional grain refinement, typically to the submicrometer or nanometer level. If these small grain sizes are stable at elevated temperatures, there is a potential for achieving superplastic ductilities at very rapid strain rates. This paper examines the requirements for achieving high strain rate superplasticity in as-pressed materials and gives examples demonstrating the success of this processing method.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    EventUltrafine Grained Materials II - Seattle, WA, United States
    Duration: Feb 17 2002Feb 21 2002


    OtherUltrafine Grained Materials II
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySeattle, WA

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Metals and Alloys


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