Eleventh International Conference on Internal Friction and Ultrasonic Attenuation in Solids
J. Phys. IV France 06 (1996) C8-429-C8-432
Thermal Cycling Effect on the Premartensitic and Martensitic Transition in a Ti Rich NiTi AlloyV. Pelosin, F. Deborde and A. Rivière
Laboratoire de Mécanique et de Physique des Matériaux, URA 863 du CNRS, ENSMA, Site du Futuroscope, BP. 109, 86960 Futuroscope cedex, France
The study was carried on a Ti-rich NiTi shape memory alloy. The electrical resistance and the elastic modulus were determined versus temperature. The aim of this work is to study the thermal cycling effect on the transformation features as the temperatures or the phase succession as well as the structural modifications. The major results of this work concern the R-phase occurrence and its evolution. We have shown that the premartensitic phase could exist in a narrow range of temperature on cooling and is revealed only after a few cycles. In fact, its presence and stability is directly linked to the diminishing of Ms. The main condition for the austenite to be transform in a rhombohedral structure is that Ms becomes low enough to be below Tr. Intempted cooling runs also show that contrarily to the austenite-martensite transition, the austenite-R-phase transition doesn't exhibit any hysteretic behaviour.
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