Inconel 718 was successfully processed by multi-pass high-pressure sliding (MP-HPS) for production of ultrafine-grained structures in rods with upsized dimensions. An ultrafine-grained (UFG) structure with an average grain size of ~ 140 nm was developed through rotation of 45°. Tensile testing at 1073 K with an initial strain rate of 2x10-2 s−1 led to superplastic elongations more than 400%. A relation is established between hardness and elongation to failure so that it should be possible to predict the advent of superplasticity only from the hardness measurement.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering