Structure and Mechanical Properties of Submicrocrystalline Copper Produced by ECAP to Very High Strains
The present work is aimed at linking the microstuctutral features obtained after severe plastic deformation via ECAP to the tensile behavior and thermal stability of pure (99.98%) copper processed by routes A and Bc to different number of passes. The main conclusion one can draw unambiguously from the currently available results is that the strain path exerts relatively little effect on the resultant tensile properties when the number of pressing is sufficiently large, although there have been some marked differences in crystallographic textures and distribution of grain-boundaries. The effect of the number of pressings on the tensile ductility is considerable.
A. Vinogradov et al., "Structure and Mechanical Properties of Submicrocrystalline Copper Produced by ECAP to Very High Strains", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 503-504, pp. 971-976, 2006