Effect of Cold Rolling on Structure and Mechanical Properties of Copper Subjected to Different Numbers of Passes of ECAP
Commercial purity copper was subjected to ECAP and subsequent cold rolling. Structure and mechanical properties were studied using EBSD analysis, TEM and tensile tests. Effect of ECAP number passes on grain size and fraction of high angle boundaries after cold rolling was investigated. Rolling results in grain refinement and HABs fraction increase the more ECAP number passes. UTS increases significantly after rolling. Increase of strength is accompanied by loss of plasticity. Evolution of microstructure and mechanical properties is discussed.
Jing Tao Wang, Roberto B. Figueiredo and Terence G. Langdon
N.D. Stepanov et al., "Effect of Cold Rolling on Structure and Mechanical Properties of Copper Subjected to Different Numbers of Passes of ECAP", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 667-669, pp. 295-300, 2011