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 - Jan 1 2002
EventUltrafine Grained Materials II - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Feb 17 2002Feb 21 2002


OtherUltrafine Grained Materials II
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Furukawa, M., Horita, Z., & Langdon, T. G. (2002). Developing superplasticity at high strain rates through ECAP processing. 459-468. Paper presented at Ultrafine Grained Materials II, Seattle, WA, United States.