Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 29, Issue 21, pp 5499–5514

Cavitation and cavity-induced fracture during superplastic deformation

  • Xing-Gang Jiang
  • James C. Earthman
  • Farghalli A. Mohamed
Review

DOI: 10.1007/BF00349941

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Jiang, XG., Earthman, J.C. & Mohamed, F.A. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE (1994) 29: 5499. doi:10.1007/BF00349941
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Abstract

The characteristics of fracture by cavitation in superplastic materials are reviewed. Particular attention is paid to the theoretical developmental aspects of cavity nucleation, cavity growth and cavity interlinkage. Various factors, including grain boundary sliding, impurity atoms or particles, phase proportion, deformation temperature, strain rate, strain and grain size, are discussed. Finally, methods for controlling cavitation during superplastic deformation are summarized, and problems which require further work are also presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xing-Gang Jiang
    • 1
  • James C. Earthman
    • 1
  • Farghalli A. Mohamed
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Section, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  2. 2.School of Materials, Science and EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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