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J. Phys. IV France
Volume 05, Number C2, Février 1995
IIIrd European Symposium on Martensitic Transformations
Page(s) C2-355 - C2-359
IIIrd European Symposium on Martensitic Transformations

J. Phys. IV France 05 (1995) C2-355-C2-359

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1995254

Mechanism of two Way Shape Memory Effect Obtained by Stabilised Stress Induced Martensite

J.M. Guilemany and J. Fernández

Metalurgia Física-Cienca de Materiales, Dept. de Ingeniería Química y Metalurgia, Facultad de Química, Martí i Franquès, 1. E-08028 Barcelona, Spain

Two Way Shape Memory Effect (TWSME) involves thermomechanical routines which produce some plastic deformation or complex dislocation arrays during the training procedure. The results of TWSME obtained by these thermomechanical training routines are not as good as would be expected because new dislocations are generated during thermal cycling. These dislocations may interact with those that provide TWSME to the alloy. The present authors have developed a completely new training method which involves the stabilisation of the stress induced martensite (SSIM). The present work has been carried out to improve knowledge of the mechanism of TWSME obtained by the SSIM training method. The results show that the new training method not only improves the values of TWSME but also gives improved stability to this TWSME.

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