Enhancing Ductility of ECAP Processed Metals
Mechanical properties such as hardness, mechanical strength or fatigue resistance are by far the most successful material behaviour improved by the ECAP processed. However, the lack of ductility is the most critical negative effect. Combination of multimodal grain size is one of the most promising solutions to improve the strength/ductility balance. Different characterisation techniques are used here to analyse the properties of ECAP Cu thermal treatments and their mechanical properties influence were also investigated.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
N. Llorca-Isern et al., "Enhancing Ductility of ECAP Processed Metals", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 1219-1222, 2010