Metals, Volume 11, Issue 1 (January 2021) – 176 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): The study introduces a novel severe plastic deformation technique referred to as rotational constrained bending (RCB). In special designated constrained bending die, schematically shown on the cover image, the billet is bent at an angle of 90° during a single pass. RCB is suitable for processing of a wide range of metallic materials at high rates due to the reduced friction forces acting during processing. Application of repetitive bending deformation was found to be effective for substantial microstructure refinement and an increase of dislocation density in Cu–0.5 wt% Zr alloy. The initial grain size of 180 μm decreased to 3.4 μm and the yield stress increased from 63 to 524 MPa after a total number of 12 passes. View this paper.
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