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Superplasticity and Grain Boundaries in Ultrafine-Grained Materials - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128190630

Superplasticity and Grain Boundaries in Ultrafine-Grained Materials

2nd Edition

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Authors: Alex Zhilyaev Georgy Raab Farid Utyashev
Paperback ISBN: 9780128190630
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st November 2020
Page Count: 400
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Table of Contents

1. Basics of Nanostructure Processing
2. Influence of Deformation Mechanisms on Grain Refinement
3. Processing Ultrafine-Grained and Nanostructured Materials
4. Characteristics of Grain Boundary Ensembles
5. Orientation-distributed Parameters of the Polycrystalline Structure
6. Experimental Investigations of Grain Boundary Ensembles in Polycrystals
7. Effect of the Parameters of Quasi-Hydrostatic Pressure on the Microstructure and Grain Boundary Ensembles in Nicke
8. Grain Boundary Processes in Ultrafine-Grained and Nanostructured FCC Metals
9. Microstructure, Mechanical Behavior, and Wear Resistance in UFG Copper and Copper Alloy
10. Microstructure, Mechanical Behavior, and Functional Properties of HCP Metals Subjected to Severe Plastic Deformation
11. Structural Superplasticity of Polycrystalline Materials
12. Grain Boundary Sliding in Metallic Bi- and Tricrystals
13. Percolation Mechanism of Deformation Processes in Ultrafine-Grained Polycrystals
14. Duration of the Stable Flow in Superplastic Deformation
15. Derivation of Constitutive Equations in Multicomponent Loading Conditions


Superplasticity and Grain Boundaries in Ultrafine-Grained Materials, Second Edition, provides cutting-edge modeling solutions surrounding the role of grain boundaries in processes such as grain boundary diffusion, relaxation and grain growth. In addition, the book's authors explore the formation and evolution of the microstructure, texture and ensembles of grain boundaries in materials produced by severe plastic deformation. This updated edition, written by leading experts in the field, has been revised to include new chapters on the basics of nanostructure processing, the influence of deformation mechanisms on grain refinement, processing techniques for ultrafine-grained and nanostructured materials, and much more.

Key Features

  • Provides practical applications and methods for the proper implementation of models, allowing for more effective complex metal forming processes
  • Features new chapters on the microstructure, mechanical behavior and functional properties of HCP metals, processing ultrafine-grained and nanostructured materials, and more
  • Covers experimental assessment and computational modeling techniques for adiabatic heating and saturation of grain refinement during SPD of metals and alloys


Academic researchers in materials science, mechanical engineering, and mechanical metallurgy; advanced graduate students; practicing engineers, materials scientists, and physicists


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About the Authors

Alex Zhilyaev

Principal Research Scientist, Institute for Metals Superplasticity Problems, Russian Academy of Science. Dr. Zhilyaev has published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals and his work has been cited over 6000 times. He is currently a visiting professor and research fellow at the Barcelona East School of Engineering, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and prior to that was a visiting research fellow in the faculty of engineering at University of Southampton.

Affiliations and Expertise

CSIC, Spain

Georgy Raab

Head of the Laboratory for Severe Plastic Deformation (SPD) Technologies. Dr. Raab is the inventor of such SPD processes as ECAP-Conform, ECAP with parallel channels, Multi-ECAP-Conform, and others. His main area of research is the experimental study of equal-channel angular pressing technique, aimed at fabrication of bulk ultrafine-grained billets from ductile and hard-to-deform metals and alloys.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of the Laboratory for Severe Plastic Deformation (SPD) Technologies

Farid Utyashev

Principal Researcher, Institute for Metals Superplasticity Problems, Russian Academy of Science. Dr. Utyashev has published over 40 papers in peer-review journals and is the co-author of the book Superplasticity: Microstructural Refinement and Superplastic Roll Forming.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Researcher, Institute for Metals Superplasticity Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ufa, Russia. Professor, Department of Materials Science and Physics of Metals, Ufa State Aviation Technical University, Ufa, Russia.