Fatigue behavior of nano-grained pure copper processed by equal channel angular rolling



The equal channel angular rolling process was successfully performed on commercial pure copper. After 4 passes of this process, grains with a diameter of about 70- 500 nm were formed. The fatigue test results showed that the ultra-fine grained copper represents a longer lifetime under stress-controlled fatigue. To clarify the formation process of surface damage, morphological changes in the fractured surface were monitored by scanning electron microscopy.