Picture of athlete cycling

Open Access research with a real impact on health...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the Physical Activity for Health Group based within the School of Psychological Sciences & Health. Research here seeks to better understand how and why physical activity improves health, gain a better understanding of the amount, intensity, and type of physical activity needed for health benefits, and evaluate the effect of interventions to promote physical activity.

Explore open research content by Physical Activity for Health...

Severe plastic deformation (SPD) processes for metals

Azushima, A. and Kopp, R. and Korhonen, A. and Yang, D.Y. and Micari, F. and Lahoti, G.D. and Groche, P. and Yanagimoto, J. and Tsuji, N. and Rosochowski, A. and Yanagida, A. (2008) Severe plastic deformation (SPD) processes for metals. CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 57 (2). pp. 716-735. ISSN 0007-8506

Full text not available in this repository. Request a copy from the Strathclyde author

Abstract

Processes of severe plastic deformation (SPD) are defined as metal forming processes in which a very large plastic strain is imposed on a bulk process in order to make an ultra-fine grained metal. The objective of the SPD processes for creating ultra-fine grained metal is to produce lightweight parts by using high strength metal for the safety and reliability of micro-parts and for environmental harmony. In this keynote paper, the fabrication process of equal channel angular pressing (ECAP), accumulative rollbonding (ARB), high pressure torsion (HPT), and others are introduced, and the properties of metals processed by the SPD processes are shown. Moreover, the combined processes developed recently are also explained. Finally, the applications of the ultra-fine grained (UFG) metals are discussed.