Phenomenology of Superplastic Flow

  • K. A. Padmanabhan
  • R. A. Vasin
  • F. U. Enikeev
Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)


In this chapter, the phenomenology of superplastic flow is discussed. Full expositions are available in [1–6]. Other reviews consider this aspect to varying extent [7–15]. Attention is focussed here on recent results and comments are offered on the present level of understanding.


Flow Stress Strain Rate Sensitivity Uniaxial Tensile Test Sigmoidal Curve Superplastic Deformation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. A. Padmanabhan
    • 1
  • R. A. Vasin
    • 2
  • F. U. Enikeev
    • 3
  1. 1.Indian Institute of TechnologyKanpurIndia
  2. 2.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Metals Superplasticity ProblemsUfaRussia

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