Effects of High Temperature ECAE Process on Microstructures and Martensitic Transformation of TiNi Shape Memory Alloy
Microstructures and transformation behavior of TiNi shape memory alloy after high temperature ECAE process have been investigated. It is found that the initial coarse grains were refined after high temperature ECAE processes and short annealing at 750°C. Transformation temperatures of TiNi alloy sharply decreased after two ECAE processes, rose obviously when annealed at 750°C for 5min, and quickly rose back after annealing at 500°C for 2 hours. Reasons for phase transformation behavior changes have been discussed.
C. Y. Xie et al., "Effects of High Temperature ECAE Process on Microstructures and Martensitic Transformation of TiNi Shape Memory Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 503-504, pp. 1013-0, 2006