2010 Volume 51 Issue 1 Pages 46-50
In current studies, equal channel angular pressing process (ECAP) and modified ECAP processes are simulated under ideal conditions to compare the deformation characteristics. The deformation behaviour is more complicated and the strain induced during the processes is highly non-uniform in the modified ECAP processes except in the equal channel multi-angular pressing (ECMAP) process with Route C. The strain homogeneity is more of a possibility with ECAP and ECMAP with Route C processes. The deformation stress state is widely distributed in nature in modified ECAP processes than in conventional ECAP. In addition, the load requirements are also higher in modified ECAP processes with that of the ECAP process.