Features of twist extrusion: Method, structures & material properties

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During the last decade it has been shown that severe plastic deformation (SPD) is a very effective for obtaining ultra-fine grained (UFG) and nanostructured materials. The basic SPD methods are High Pressure Torsion (HPT) and Equal Channel Angular Extrusion (ECAE). Recently several new methods have been developed: 3D deformation, Accumulative Roll Bonding, Constrained Groove Pressing, Repetitive Corrugation and Straightening, Twist Extrusion (TE), etc. In this paper the twist extrusion method is analyzed in terms of SPD processing and the essential features from the "scientific" and "technological" viewpoint are compared with other SPD techniques. Results for commercial, 99.9 wt.% purity, copper processed by TE are reported to show the effectiveness of the method. UFG structure with an average grain size of ∼0,3 um was produced in Cu billets by TE processing. The mechanical properties in copper billets are near their saturation after two TE passes through a 60° die. Subsequent processing improves homogeneity and eliminates anisotropy. The homogeneity of strength for Cu after TE is lower than after ECAE by route Bc, but higher than after ECAE by route C. The homogeneity in ductility characteristics was of almost of inverse character. The comparison of mechanical properties inhomogeneity in Cu after TE and ECAE suggests that alternate processing by ECAE and TE should give the most uniform properties.


  • Yan Beygelzimer
  • Dmitry Orlov
  • Alexander Korshunov
  • Sergey Synkov
  • Victor Varyukhin
  • Irina Vedernikova
  • Alexey Reshetov
  • Alexandr Synkov
  • Lev Polyakov
  • Irina Korotchenkova
External organisations
  • National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Russian Federal Nuclear Center VNIIEF
Research areas and keywords


  • Grain refinement, Properties, Severe plastic deformation, Structure, Twist extrusion
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid State Phenomena
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3908451221, 9783908451228
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event6th High Pressure School- Symposium I of the E-MRS Fall Meeting 2005 - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 2005 Sep 52005 Sep 9

Publication series

NameSolid State Phenomena
ISSN (Print)10120394


Conference6th High Pressure School- Symposium I of the E-MRS Fall Meeting 2005