J. Phys. IV France
Volume 05, Numéro C8, Décembre 1995
International Conference on Martensitic Transformations – ICOMAT 95
Page(s) C8-185 - C8-190
International Conference on Martensitic Transformations

J. Phys. IV France 05 (1995) C8-185-C8-190

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1995824

Limitations of Constitutive Relations for TiNi Shape Memory Alloys

W. Tang and R. Sandström

Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

Phase transformation tensor Ω in the constitutive equation proposed by Tanaka has been evaluated by employing experimental data of TiNi alloys in a constrained recovery process. It demonstrates that the absolute value of Ω for the constrained recovery process is typically about 0.6 ~ 0.7 x103 MPa, which is much smaller than that for the stress - induced martensitic transformation (typically 2.5 ~ 3.5 x103). Based on the evaluated results for Ω, predicted recovery stress - temperature relations by the constitutive equation are compared with the experimental data for TiNi rods under different strains. Big discrepancy exists for large strain conditions. Several transformation kinetic expressions are examined for the constitutive relation of the constrained recovery process.

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