Effects of aging on stress-induced martensitic transformation in ductile Cu-Al-Mn-based shape memory alloys

Y. Sutou, N. Koeda, T. Omori, R. Kainuma, K. Ishida

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Abstract

Effects of aging at 473-573 K on stress-induced martensitic transformation for textured Cu71.9Al16.6Mn9.3Ni2B0.2 and random-textured Cu72.1Al16.9Mn10.5Co0.5 shape memory alloy (SMA) wires with a large relative grain size d/D = 6 were investigated by cyclic tensile testing at room temperature, where d and D indicate mean grain size and wire diameter, respectively. The random-textured Cu72.1Al16.9Mn10.5Co0.5 wire cannot be uniformly deformed and the ductility is drastically reduced by aging treatment. On the other hand, in the textured Cu71.9Al16.6Mn9.3Ni2B0.2 SMA wire, the critical stress for martensitic transformation σt and the tensile strength σf are increased by aging without the associated loss of superelasticity (SE). Even in textured wire with a high σt of over 750 MPa, an excellent SE strain of about 6% can be obtained due to the formation of a fine bainite phase. Moreover, it was confirmed by in situ observation that stress-induced martensite plates grow, accompanying distortion of the bainite plates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5759-5770
Number of pages12
JournalActa Materialia
Volume57
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Bainitic transformation
  • Martensitic phase transformation
  • Recrystallization texture
  • Tension test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys

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