Historical Introduction

  • Kuppuswamy Anantha Padmanabhan
  • Graeme John Davies
Part of the MRE Materials Research and Engineering book series (MATERIALS)


Superplasticity is the deformation process that produces essentially neck-free elongations of many hundreds of percent in metallic materials deformed in tension. High ductilities are also encountered in ‘superplastic’ alloys during torsion, compression and indentation hardness testing. Further, these materials are characterised by very low strengths.


Eutectic Alloy Large Elongation Longitudinal Temperature Gradient Structural Superplasticity Indentation Hardness Testing 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kuppuswamy Anantha Padmanabhan
    • 1
  • Graeme John Davies
    • 2
  1. 1.Indian Institute of TechnologyMadrasIndia
  2. 2.University of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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