The present research aims to study the influence of equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE) parameters (die channel angle, die corner angle, and friction coefficient) on cracking and fracture tendency. For this type of analysis, a MATLAB code integrated with finite element Abaqus/Explicit model was developed and used. A parametric study is done to investigate how the damage tendency varies with changes of ECAE parameters. The distribution of the damage factor based on Cockcroft–Latham equation for different channel angles, corner angles, and friction coefficients is depicted. It is observed that the appearance of cracks on the upper surface is more likely to occur than on the lower surface. The reduction in friction coefficient does not guarantee minimum damage tendency. Finally, the optimum parameters for reducing the fracture tendency in ECAE are presented.

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