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J. Phys. IV France
Volume 07, Number C5, November 1997
IVth European Symposium on Martensitic Transformations
Page(s) C5-555 - C5-560
IVth European Symposium on Martensitic Transformations

J. Phys. IV France 07 (1997) C5-555-C5-560

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1997588

On the Full-Field Deformation of Single Crystal CuAlNi Shape Memory Alloys-Stress-Induced β1 → γ'1 Martensitic Transformation

X.Y. Zhang, T.T. Xu, Q.P. Sun and P. Tong

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Using high sensitivity Moiré interference technology, the full deformation fields about the stress-induced martensitic transformation β1 → γ1' of single crystal CuAlNi shape memory alloys (SMAs) are obtained. A straight and sharp interface between martensite and parent phases and its motion during transformation process are clearly observed. The elastic anisotropic properties of the crystal are also quantitatively characterized by this technique. The results show that there is no deformation incompatibility between the two phases, which is different from that of pseudoelasticity where another stress-induced martensitic transformation β1 → β1' occurs. The present results provide an accurate experimental solution for the phase transformation problem in solids.

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