Chapter 9. High-Pressure Torsion – Features and Applications

  1. ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Michael J. Zehetbauer3 and
  2. Yuntian Theodore Zhu Ph.D. Associate Professor4
  1. Reinhard Pippan1,2

Published Online: 24 JUN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527626892.ch9

Bulk Nanostructured Materials

Bulk Nanostructured Materials

How to Cite

Pippan, R. (2009) High-Pressure Torsion – Features and Applications, in Bulk Nanostructured Materials (eds M. J. Zehetbauer and Y. T. Zhu), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527626892.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Vienna, Chair of Research Group ‘Physics of Nanostructured Materials’, Faculty of Physics, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Wien, Austria

  2. 4

    Department of Materials Science & Engineering, North Carolina State University, Rm 308, Research Building II, 1009 Capability Dr., Raleigh, NC 27695-7919, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Jahnstr. 12, 8700 Leoben, Austria

  2. 2

    Christian Doppler Laboratory for Local Analysis of Deformation and Fracture, Jahnstr. 12, 8700 Leoben, Austria

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 JUN 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527315246

Online ISBN: 9783527626892



  • high-pressure torsion;
  • features;
  • applications;
  • equivalent strain in torsion;
  • homogeneity of deformation;
  • HPT process;
  • large-scale industrial production


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Equivalent Strain in Torsion

  • The Homogeneity of the Deformation

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of the HPT Process

  • Upscaling of the HPT Deformation and the Possibility of Large-scale Industrial Production

  • Some General Remarks on the Evolution of Microstructure

  • Acknowledgements

  • References