Effects of Pre-Strain and Nb Content on Transformation Temperatures in Ti-Ni-Nb Shape Memory Alloy
Ti-Ni-Nb shape memory alloy has a wide transformation hysteresis, and has been used as coupling devices and so on. However systematic researches of the influence of the amount of Nb addition on transformation temperatures are few. The purpose of this work is to clarify the influences of pre-strain and Nb content on transformation temperatures in Ti-Ni-Nb shape memory alloys. The specimens were Ti-Ni-Nb alloys (Ni/Ti=1.0, Nb=0-15at%), annealed at 1223 K for 0.3 ks. The variation of transformation temperatures with pre-strain and Nb content were investigated experimentally. The variation of As, Ms and transformation temperature hysteresis with pre-strain and Nb content will be discussed in relation to the elastic strain energy and the volume fraction of slip-deformed martensite.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
T. Sakuma et al., "Effects of Pre-Strain and Nb Content on Transformation Temperatures in Ti-Ni-Nb Shape Memory Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 1949-1952, 2005