Accession Number : ADA303880
Title : Cooling Characteristics and Shape Memory Effects of R-Phase NiTi Alloys,
Corporate Author : FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIV MIAMI
Personal Author(s) : Liu, Y. Q. ; Pu, Z. J. ; Wu, K. H.
PDF Url : ADA303880
Report Date : 17 OCT 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 8
Abstract : Numerical and experimental studies are carried out to characterize the response time and shape memory effects of an R-Phase NiTi alloy. The results of the numerical analysis indicate that the response speed of the R-Phase alloy can be four to six times faster than martensite NiTi alloys. The experimental results demonstrate that the R-Phase NiTi alloy is a superior smart material to the martensite-based NiTi alloy when response time is indeed a requirement. (AN)
Descriptors : *NICKEL ALLOYS, STRESS STRAIN RELATIONS, HEAT TRANSFER, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS, REACTION TIME, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, PHASE STUDIES, COOLING, AUSTENITE, THERMAL ANALYSIS, HYSTERESIS, TITANIUM ALLOYS, MARTENSITE.
Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE