Microscopic stress characterisation of functional iron-based alloys by white X-ray microbeam diffraction

E. P. Kwon, S. Sato, S. Fujieda, K. Shinoda, K. Kajiwara, M. Sato, S. Suzuki

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Abstract

Microscopic residual stress evolution in an austenite (γ) grain during a shape-memory process in an Fe-Mn-Si-Cr alloy was investigated using the white X-ray microbeam diffraction technique. The stresses were measured on a coarse grain, which had an orientation near <144>, parallel to the tensile loading direction with a high Schmid factor for a martensitic transformation. The magnitude of the residual stresses in a grain of the sample, which was subjected to a 23 % tensile strain and subsequent shape-recovery heating, was found to be very small and comparable to that prior to tensile deformation. Measurements of the recovery strain and microstructural analyses using electron backscatter diffraction suggested that the low residual stresses could be attributed to the significant shape recovery caused by a highly reversible martensitic transformation in the grain with a particular orientation.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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