Superelastic Deformation Properties of TiNi Shape Memory Alloy
The characteristics of energy storage and dissipation in TiNi shape memory alloys were investigated experimentally based on the superelastic properties under various thermomechanical loading conditions. The results obtained can be summarized as follows. (1) The recoverable strain energy increases in proportion to the rise in temperature, but the dissipated work per unit volume depends slightly on temperature. In the case of low strain rates, the recoverable strain energy and dissipated work do not depend on both the strain rate and the temperature-controlled condition. (2) In the case of high strain rates, while the recoverable strain energy decreases and the dissipated work increases in proportion to the rise in strain rate under the temperature-controlled condition, the recoverable strain energy increases and the dissipated work decreases under the temperatureuncontrolled condition.
N. Ohno and T. Uehara
E. Pieczyska et al., "Superelastic Deformation Properties of TiNi Shape Memory Alloy", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 340-341, pp. 1211-1216, 2007