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Article Number 02020
Number of page(s) 9
Section Principles, Simulations, Materials: Background
Published online 01 September 2009
ESOMAT 2009, 02020 (2009)
DOI: 10.1051/esomat/200902020

B19 orthorhombic martensitic Transformations in Aged TiNiCu Shape Memory Alloys

K. Harikrishnan1, K. Chandra1, P. S. Misra1 and Vinod S. Agarwala2

1  Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee-247 667, India.
2  Air Vehicle Engineering Department, US Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, USA.

Published online: 1 September 2009

This paper gives details about the B19-rhombohedral martensitic transformations in TiNi44.5Cu5.5 Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) aged at 150°C. The martensitic phase transformation sequences observed in this present study by using differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) as follows: As-solutionized and aged for 4 hrs samples exhibits B19↔B2; Aged for 24 h, 48h and 72 h sample exhibits B19↔B19’↔B2 and prolonged aged sample for 96 hrs exhibits B19’↔B2 transformations. The strong diffraction peak can be identified as the (020)B19 in TiNiCu aged at 150°C for 24 hrs. It is clear from X-ray diffraction phase analysis formation of equilibrium Ni3Ti (S.G. P63/mmc (194), Hexagonal crystal structure) precipitates reaches maximum counts with (020) plane in aged for 48 h sample as compared to the aged for 24 h sample. The high DSC values (J/g) of the exothermic peak was recorded in aged for 48 hrs samples was concluded formations of the B19’ martensites.

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