Orientation Dependent Internal Friction of Textured Ti-Nb-Al Shape Memory Alloy


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Internal friction of Ti-24mol%Nb-3mol%Al (Ti-24Nb-3Al) shape memory alloy with a well-developed texture was investigated by dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) in a tensile mode with a frequency of 1Hz and a temperature range of 123~423K. Ti-24Nb-3Al alloy fabricated by Ar arc-melting was cold-rolled with a reduction in thickness of 99% and then heat-treated at 1173K for 3.6ks in vacuum to develop a recrystallization texture. The martensitic transformation temperature and internal friction (tan δ) were evaluated under the stress amplitude of 36MPa. The tensile direction was selected to be the rolling direction (RD) and the transverse direction (TD). The specimen was β-single phase with a well-developed {112}β<110>β texture at room temperature and exhibited high damping during martensitic transformation and in the martensite phase. The relationship between internal friction and the tensile direction is discussed on the view point of the crystallography of the transformation.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 561-565)

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Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee




Y. Yamamoto et al., "Orientation Dependent Internal Friction of Textured Ti-Nb-Al Shape Memory Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 561-565, pp. 1533-1536, 2007

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October 2007