Structural anelasticity of NiTi during two-stage martensitic transformation
Faculty of Applied Economics
Engineering sciences. Technology
Journal of alloys and compounds. - Amsterdam
12th International Conference on Internal Friction and Ultrasonic, Attenuation in Solids (ICIFUAS-12), JUL 19-23, 1999, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
, p. 312-317
University of Antwerp
The two-staged thermoelastic martensitic transformation (TMT) B2-->R-->B19' in polycrystalline equiatomic NiTi has been studied by means of measurements of strain amplitude-independent and amplitude-dependent internal friction (ADIF), Young's modulus and amplitude-dependent modulus defects. The internal friction measurements were performed at a frequency of about 100 kHz, rendering negligible the transient internal friction component and allowing one to investigate the structural internal friction, much less dependent on the external parameters such as the heating/cooling rate or the frequency of vibrations. Attention is focussed on the amplitude-dependent anelasticity. Based on the data obtained, the anelasticity is associated with the dislocations inside the martensitic variants, not with the interfaces or interface dislocations, as is traditionally done. The ADIF and anelastic strain in the R phase have been found to be an order of magnitude higher than in the B19' martensitic phase. This observation is explained by a much higher density of the dislocations inside the variants of the R phase as compared with that of the B19' phase. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.