Mechanical Behaviour of Pure Aluminum Processed by Constrained Groove PressingShantharaja M*
UVCE, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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- Shantharaja M
UVCE, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 08, 2013; Accepted Date: August 28, 2013; Published Date: September 08, 2013
Citation: Shantharaja M (2013) Mechanical Behaviour of Pure Aluminum Processed by Constrained Groove Pressing. J Material Sci Eng 2:124. doi: 10.4172/2169-0022.1000124
Copyright: © 2013 Shantharaja M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Severe Plastic Deformation (SPD) process is capable of developing the submicron grain structures in metallic alloys and to improve the Mechanical properties. Constrained groove pressing is a processing method in which a metal is subjected to an intense plastic deformation through repeated dominant shearing and pressing (flatting) of plate. This method comprises bending of straight billet with corrugated tools and the restoring the straight shape of the slab with flat tools. The repetition of the process is required to obtain a large strain and desired structural changes. The Constrained Groove Pressing (CGP) processes are widely used in industries to compensate the high strength metal plates components used in automobiles. In the present work an attempt has been made to study the influence of CGP parameters like strain rate and number of passes to predict the degree of importance on grain size, micro hardness and tensile strength of CGP specimens. The results indicated that the number of passes has a major influence on the fine-grain refinement followed by strain rate.