Mechanical Properties and Fracture Analysis of Mn-Rich Ni-Mn-Ga Polycrystalline Alloys
In present paper, the mechanical properties and fracturegraphs of Mn-rich polycrystalline alloys are investigated by compression tests and scanning electron microscope (SEM) observations. It is shown that the fracture strength and the rupture strain decrease with the increase of Mn content. It is suggested that the substitution of Mn for Ga reduces the ductility of Ni-Mn-Ga alloys. SEM observations of fracture surface show us typical intergranular crack. There are many little holes and micro-cracks on the grain boundary, which weakens the bond strength of grain boundary causing the intercrystalline cracking.
M.H. Aliabadi, Qingfen Li, Li Li and F.-G. Buchholz
F. Chen et al., "Mechanical Properties and Fracture Analysis of Mn-Rich Ni-Mn-Ga Polycrystalline Alloys", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 324-325, pp. 691-694, 2006