Shape Memory Alloys: Properties, Technologies, Opportunities
The collective monograph consists of five parts: Theory and modeling of martensitic transformation and functional properties; Martensitic transformations and shape memory effects; Controlling the functional properties of shape memory alloys; Shape memory alloys with complex structure; Application of shape memory alloys) covering of all aspects of shape memory alloys from theory and modelling to applications. It presents the scientific results obtained by leading scientific teams studying shape memory alloys in the former Soviet Republics together with their colleagues from other countries during the last decade.
Keyword: Shape memory alloys; thermoelastic martensitic transformation; shape memory effect; dynamic model; microstructural model; Monte Carlo simulation; spatial model; high-strength single crystals; TiNi-based alloys; Ti-Nb based alloys; Heusler alloys; ferromagnetic shape memory alloys; high-temperature shape memory alloys; porous shape memory alloys; austenitic steel; amorphous-crystalline ribbons; nanocrystalline shape memory alloys; warm abc pressing; thermomechanical treatment; ultrasonic vibrations; neutron irradiation; dynamic behaviour; electroplastic effect; crystal-chemical factors; biocompatible; thermosensitive element; minimally-invasive surgery
Review from Ringgold Inc., ProtoView: This special topic volume addresses the properties, technologies, and opportunities related to shape memory alloys through 20 essays by scientists from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Belgium, and Canada. They address the theory of martensitic transformations and the modeling of functional properties of shape memory alloys, including new methods for the simulation and prediction of their behavior under different stress-temperature regimes and the wave model for the description of maternsite crystal growth at different sequences of martensitic transformations and the analysis of recent achievements in the theoretical description of phase transformation in Heusler alloys. They describe the physical basis for the development of shape memory alloys, including properties like high-temperature shape memory alloys, high-strength single crystals of shape memory alloys, and ferromagnetic shape memory alloys; methods for controlling their functional properties by thermomechanical treatment, warm deformation, electroplastic deformation, high strain rate loading, ultrasonic vibration, and neutron irradiation; maternsitic transformation and shape memory effects in special objects such as porous alloys, thin ribbons, high-strength precipitation-hardening austenitic steels, and TiNi-based alloys; and applications in Russia.
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