2008 Volume 49 Issue 5 Pages 963-966
Equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) is so far the most viable severe plastic deformation procedure to extrude material by using specially designed channel dies without any substantial changes in geometry and to prepare an ultrafine grained material. Magnesium is the lightest of all structural metallic materials, but a typical hard-to-deform metallic material due to its HCP structure and associated slip systems. ECAP has been applied for a processing method of severe plastic deformation to achieve grain refinement of magnesium and to enhance it’s low ductility. In particular, we investigated the deformation and fracture behavior of pure magnesium workpiece using experimental and numerical methods. The finite element method with different ductile fracture models was employed to simulate plastic deformation and fracture behavior of the workpiece.