Studying grain fragmentation in ECAE by simulating simple shear

P. D. Wu*, Y. Huang, D. J. Lloyd

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A crystal plasticity based finite element model is developed to simulate grain fragmentation during equal-channel angular extrusion (ECAE). Route C multiple passes are approximated by repetitive planar simple shears. Results are presented in terms of plastic strain distribution, texture and grain size evolution. Numerical results are found to be in qualitative agreement with experimental observations associated with the grain refinement in ECAE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2107-2112
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 2006


  • Crystal plasticity
  • ECAE
  • Finite element analysis
  • Grain refining
  • Texture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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