Stress-induced martensitic transformation and superelasticity of alloys : experiment and theory

V.A. L'vov, A.A. Rudenko, V.A. Chernenko, E. Cesari, J. Pons, T. Kanomata

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The superelasticity of alloys undergoing a stress-induced martensitic transformation is studied in both experimental and theoretical way. Experimental stress--strain dependencies illustrating the different types of superelastic behavior are taken from Ni--Mn--Ga alloys typifying thermoelastic martensites and then modeled theoretically using a statistical approach to describe the growth of stress-induced martensite in the matrix of parent (austenitic) phase. A good agreement between the experimental and theoretical results is achieved whereby a physical interpretation of the different types of stress--strain dependencies is made and a quantitative evaluation of the main parameters controlling transformational behavior of the alloys is carried out.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)790-797
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


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