Effect of Hot-Forging on NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Fibers Reinforced Mg Alloy Composite
The composite used in this paper was prepared by hot-pressing ball-milled Mg alloy powders, in which NiTi shape memory alloy fibers in a row were sandwiched. The microstructure were examined by an optical microscope, scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffraction, and transmission electron microscope to measure its microhardness and density. It is shown that the composite consisted of a homogenous matrix with uniformly distributed NiTi shape memory alloy fibers, where recrystallization took place in the Mg alloy matrix that was subjected to plastic deformation. It is known that plastic deformation is beneficial to the refinement of the grains, that is an adequate bonding forms between the matrix and fibers, the density of the composite increases after the hot-forging; its tensile strength increases significantly because of the grain refinement; the hot-forging process improves the properties of the NiTi shape memory alloy fibers reinforced Mg matrix composite.
Duk Yong Yoon, Suk-Joong L. Kang, Kwang Yong Eun and Yong-Seog Kim
Q. Guo et al., "Effect of Hot-Forging on NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Fibers Reinforced Mg Alloy Composite", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 534-536, pp. 873-876, 2007