Severe Plastic Deformation of Commercially Pure Titanium by Rotary-Die Equal Channel Angular Pressing Method
The commercially pure titanium cylindrical samples with a diameter of 11.5mm and a length of 24mm were processed by a new severe plastic deformation process, called the rotary-die equal channel angular pressing (RD-ECAP), under the condition of 773K, 2.4mm/s punch. By the RD-ECAP, ECAP processes of 1-4 passes were possible without sample removal and the temperature of cp-titanium could be simply controlled. After the RD-ECAP process, the cp-titanium samples had no crack. Fine-grained microstructures were observed in the sample on Y plane. Therefore the samples processed by RD-ECAP were expected to have high mechanical strength.
A. Watazu et al., "Severe Plastic Deformation of Commercially Pure Titanium by Rotary-Die Equal Channel Angular Pressing Method", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 503-504, pp. 717-720, 2006