Developing a model for grain refinement in equal-channel angular pressing

Cheng Xu, Minoru Furukawa, Zenji Horita, Terence G. Langdon

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Abstract

It is now recognized that processing by equal-channel angular pressing (ECAP) leads to very significant grain refinement in polycrystalline materials with the as-pressed grains typically having sizes within the submicrometer range. Furthermore, the materials produced by ECAP exhibit many useful properties including a high strength at ambient temperatures and, if these ultrafine grains are retained to elevated temperatures, a potential for superplastic forming. This paper examines the fundamental characteristics of grain refinement by making use of two sets of experimental observations: experimental data obtained from the pressing of aluminum single crystals through one pass of ECAP and hardness measurements taken on polycrystalline aluminum for samples subjected to ECAP for up to a total of eight passes. These experimental results are used to develop a microstructural model that provides a satisfactory explanation for the grain refinement occurring in ECAP.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation, NanoSPD3 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastics Deformation
Pages19-24
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Event3rd International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastics Deformation, NanoSPD3 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: Sep 22 2005Sep 26 2005

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume503-504
ISSN (Print)0255-5476

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastics Deformation, NanoSPD3
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period9/22/059/26/05

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Xu, C., Furukawa, M., Horita, Z., & Langdon, T. G. (2006). Developing a model for grain refinement in equal-channel angular pressing. In Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation, NanoSPD3 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastics Deformation (pp. 19-24). (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 503-504).