Accession Number : ADA132341

Title :   Characterization of the Structure and Substructure of Thermally Transformation Cycled Cu-Zn-Al Shape Memory Alloys.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Bobowiec,Paul W

PDF Url : ADA132341

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : Samples of a Cu-Zn-Al shape memory alloy were thermally cycled up to 100 times, using a differential scanning calorimeter, between the parent and martensite phases. The trends of transformation temperature versus number of cycles were correlated with observed microstructure. Specimens were examined through transmission electron microscopy techniques. The character of lattice defects and residual structures in the parent phase provided an understanding of substructural conditions enhancing martensite formation and reversion. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Alloys, Martensite, Thermal cycling tests, Differential thermal analysis, Phase transformations, Structural analysis, Shape, Material forming, Aluminum alloys, Copper alloys, Zinc alloys, Defects(Materials), Crystal lattices, Microstructure, Electron microscopy, Calorimetry, Peak values, Dislocations, Research management, Theses

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE