High temperature shape memory behavior of Ni47.3Ti29.7Hf20Pd3 alloys

ACAR E. , Toker G. P. , Kurkcu H., Karaca H. E.

INTERMETALLICS, cilt.111, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


The shape memory properties of Ni47.3Ti29.7Hf20Pd3 alloys were investigated through stress-free thermal cycling, constant-stress thermal cycling and constant-temperature stress cycling experiments. The alloys showed reversible phase transformations above 180 degrees C, which makes them suitable for high temperature shape memory applications. Constant-stress thermal cycling experiments revealed that recoverable strains of about 2% were possible under compressive stress levels higher than 700 MPa and both the recoverable strain and thermal hysteresis values were strong functions of applied stress. Additionally, two-way shape memory strain of 0.7% was observed. Unlike most of the shape memory alloys that have Class I transformation, Class II transformation was observed in these alloys and its relationship to the elastic energy storage was discussed through thermoelastic martensitic transformation thermodynamics approach.