Finite element simulation of equal channel angular extrusion

Fuqian Yang, Aditi Saran, Kenji Okazaki

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The mechanical response of an elastoplastic billet in equal channel angular extrusion is simulated by using finite element method. The plastic deformation of the billet is found to be a function of the process parameters, including the bent angle and channel width. Morphological instability of the extruded billet is observed if the width of the outlet channel is larger than the entrance one. The simulation of multi-bent extrusion is highlighted, which shows the tremendous increase of plastic deformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-78
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 15 2005

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research is supported by Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation through a grant KSEF-148-502-03-73.


  • ECAE
  • Instability
  • Plastic deformation
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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