Enhanced Mechanical properties of TiNi Shape Memory Fiber/Al Matrix Composite

Yasubumi Furuya, Atsushi Sasaki, Minoru Taya

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A design concept of shape memory TiNi fiber reinforced/A1 metal matrix composite (SM-MMC) was proposed. Mechanical tensile properties such as stiffness and yield strength, were improved by the strengthening mechanisms: back stress in the A1 matrix induced by stiffness of TiNi fibers and the compressive stress in the matrix caused by shape memory shrinkage of TiNi fibers. Damping capacity of the composite was also increased. These results suggest that this composite with prestrain can be applicable and is suitable for machinery, especially engine components where the material becomes stronger at higher temperatures owing to the shape memory effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-227
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Transactions, JIM
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • TiNi alloy
  • fiber reinforced composite
  • metal matrix composite (MMC)
  • residual stress
  • shape memory composite (SMC)
  • shape memory effect
  • smart material

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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