This paper presents the findings of the numerical simulation of conventional drawing, free torsion
and drawing with shear, as well as the structural studies of deformed billets fabricated of low-carbon
steel. The non-uniform severe deformation distribution observed in the model corresponds principally
to actual physical experiments with similar parameters of structural inhomogeneity. It has been found
that the diffusion processes of dissolution of the initial dispersed cementite particles and formation
of new ones become essentially more active. The microhardness of Steel 10 rod surface layer therewith
increases up to ~ 7000 MPa.
Keywords: low-carbon steel; severe plastic deformation; drawing; free torsion; drawing with shear; numerical simulation.
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