A Comparative Study of Structure Formation in Thermomechanically Treated Ti-Ni and Ti-Nb-(Zr, Ta) SMA
The processes of structure formation in Ti-Ni and in Ti-Nb-Zr, Ti-Nb-Ta shape memory alloys (SMA) under thermomechanical treatment (TMT) were studied. The TMT comprised cold rolling with true strains from e=0.25 to 2 and post-deformation annealing. Differences in these processes between two groups of alloys are considered. The main conclusions are as follows: nanostructures created by TMT are useful for radical improvement of the SMA functional properties, and an optimum nanostructure (nanocrystalline structure, nanosubgrained structure or theirmixture) should be selected by taking into account other structural and technological factors.
T. Chandra, M. Ionescu and D. Mantovani
S. Prokoshkin et al., "A Comparative Study of Structure Formation in Thermomechanically Treated Ti-Ni and Ti-Nb-(Zr, Ta) SMA", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 706-709, pp. 1931-1936, 2012