Internal Friction of Fe-Mn-Si-Based Shape Memory Alloys Containing Nb and C and Their Application as a Seismic Damping Material
The damping behavior of an Fe-28Mn-6Si-5Cr-0.5NbC (mass%) shape memory alloy was measured by low cycle fatigue tests during tension-compression loadings. A remarkable damping capacity was observed above the strain amplitude of 0.1%, and the specific damping capacity (SDC) parameter reached saturation at ~ 80% above 0.4%. The reversible motion of the γ/ε interfaces is considered to dominate the cyclic deformation behavior, while the work hardening during tension-compression loading is negligible. These characteristics are favorable for seismic damping devices that protect civil structures from earthquakes.
N. Igata and S. Takeuchi
T. Sawaguchi et al., "Internal Friction of Fe-Mn-Si-Based Shape Memory Alloys Containing Nb and C and Their Application as a Seismic Damping Material", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 319, pp. 53-58, 2006