Open Access
Article Number 06024
Number of page(s) 6
Section Applied Research and Applications: Testing and Modelling
Published online 01 September 2009
ESOMAT 2009, 06024 (2009)
DOI: 10.1051/esomat/200906024

Structural and Textural Evolution during Cold Work in Ti-Rich Ni-Ti Shape Memory Alloy

A. S. Paula1, 2 and F. M. Braz Fernandes1, 2, 3

1  CSN – GGDP/GPD, Rod. BR 393, km 5001 – Lúcio Meira, s/n – Vila Santa Cecília – Volta Redonda – RJ – Brazil – CEP 27260-390
2  UNIFoa – Centro Universitário de Volta Redonda, Campus Três Poços – Av. Paulo Erlei Alves Abrantes, 1325, Três Poços – Volta Redonda – RJ – Brazil – CEP 27240-560
3  CENIMAT – I3N, Campus da FCT/UNL, 2829-516 Monte de Caparica, Portugal

Published online: 1 September 2009

The properties and cost have made the Nickel-Titanium (NiTi) shape memory alloys (SMA) attractive for a variety of applications wherein shape memory effect (SME) / superelasticity (SE) and biocompatibility are important. Anisotropy of the shape recovery associated with shape memory effect strongly depends on the type of preferential orientation, that is present, as well as the ‘strength’ of the texture. The goal of the present work is to investigate the structural and textural evolution in annealed (at 500°C for 30 minutes in air) Ti-Rich Ni-Ti SMA (Ni51at%Ti) when subjected to cold rolling at 8 distinct thickness reduction (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 20, 30 and 40%). The textural results were obtained by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) at room temperature (B19’ phase). The structural evolution was observed by temperature dependent XRD spectra. Indentation hardness test at room temperature (B19’) was also performed. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) was used to identify the transformation temperatures and the phase stabilization after all steps of cold work treatments.

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