J. Phys. IV France 11 (2001) Pr4-165-Pr4-172
Transformation plasticity in titanium alpha double prime martensiteO.M. Ivasishin and R.V. Teliovich
Institute for Metal Physics, 36 Vernadsky Str., 03142 Kiev, Ukraine
In this paper, explanation of an exceptionally low yield strength and high plasticity of α"-martensite is given using the experimental data on martensite crystal structure of Ti-7%Mo (wt). It is supposed that as-quenched martensite microstructure is a highly nonuniform set of distorted due to compositional modulation microvolumes. Interaction between internal stresses generated in martensite modulated microstructure and external applied stresses modifies crystal lattice in a specific way, leading to a transformation induced plasticity.
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