An Experimental Study on Mechanical Behavior of Superelastic NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Bar Subjected to Torsion
An experimental study on mechanical behavior of superelastic NiTi shape memory alloy (SMA) bar subjected to torsion was made. The SMA specimen was in round bar shape, material phase was austenite and stress mode was torsion. The test was carried out by applying repeated cyclic uniform torsional load. Strain rate, strain amplitude and number of cycles were considered as test parameters. The test was described and analyzed in terms of three fundamental mechanical quantities: secant stiffness, energy loss per unit weight and equivalent damping. The test results show that SMA bar subjected to torsion, have great potential for application in seismic devices due to their considerable superelasticity and stable cyclic behaviors.
H. J. Zhou et al., "An Experimental Study on Mechanical Behavior of Superelastic NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Bar Subjected to Torsion", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 3992-3995, 2011