Self-Tension of Martensite during Constrained Transformation
In a constrained martensitic transformation of shape memory alloys, a fraction of martensite is always retained in the materials. Experimental results showed that the remaining martensite could be plastically deformed by the generated recovery stresses. The self-tension process elevated the reverse transformation temperatures of the remaining martensite, and the external constraint conditions had no significant effect on the self-tension process of the remaining martensite.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
L. S. Cui and Y. J. Zheng, "Self-Tension of Martensite during Constrained Transformation", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 1937-1940, 2005