Open Access
Article Number 02003
Number of page(s) 5
Section Principles, Simulations, Materials: Background
Published online 01 September 2009
ESOMAT 2009, 02003 (2009)
DOI: 10.1051/esomat/200902003

Intragranular austenite orientation evolution of a Cu-Al-Be SMA during an in-situ tensile test

S. Berveiller1, B. Malard1, 2 and E. Patoor1

1  LPMM, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, 57078 Metz Cedex 03, France
2  Now at SIMAP, INPG, 38000 Grenoble, France

Published online: 1 September 2009

We used synchrotron radiation to study the local behaviour of individual grains embedded in a polycrystal. First the existing methods have been extended for the first time to the case of SMA by taking into account the phase transformation. Then it was applied to determine the rotation of different grains during an in-situ tensile test. Results are discussed in comparison with the occurrence of the martensitic transformation in the grain and with respect to their mean orientation.

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