In-Situ Study on Texture-Dependent Martensitic Transformation and Cyclic Irreversibility of Superelastic NiTi Shape Memory Alloy


The texture-dependent mechanical response of superelastic NiTi sheet with dominant {111}<110> fiber is investigated via in-situ digital image correlation (DIC). A new parameter is introduced to evaluate and estimate material irreversibility. We find that transformation strain and cyclic irreversibility evolve nonmonotonically with tensile direction. We confirm that diffused fiber close to {110}<110> plays an important role in the variation of mechanical response.

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One of the authors (YX) acknowledges the support from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The authors are grateful for the support from the National Key Research and Development Program of China (Grant No. 2017YFB0701801).

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Shuai, J., Xiao, Y. In-Situ Study on Texture-Dependent Martensitic Transformation and Cyclic Irreversibility of Superelastic NiTi Shape Memory Alloy. Metall Mater Trans A 51, 562–567 (2020).

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