A Study on Fatigue Properties of a TiNi/Al Shape Memory Alloy
Shape memory alloy (SMA) has been used to improve the tensile strength of composite materials. Because it produces compressive residual stress in the matrix by using its shape memory effect. In order to fabricate a shape memory alloy composite, TiNi alloy and Al2024, Al6061 were used as reinforcing material and matrix, respectively. In this study, TiNi/Al2024 and TiNi/Al6061 shape memory alloy composites were made by the hot press method. The fatigue limit of a shape memory alloy composite determined the volume ratio and reduction ratio. The probabilistic stresslife curve (P-S-N curve) about the shape memory alloy composite makes up using statistical method.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
Y. C. Park et al., "A Study on Fatigue Properties of a TiNi/Al Shape Memory Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 26-28, pp. 309-312, 2007