Superelastic response of the FeNiCoAlTi single crystals under tension and compression

L. W. Tseng, Ji Ma, I. Karaman, S. J. Wang, Y. I. Chumlyakov

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The superelastic response of the Fe43.5Ni28Co17Al11.5Ti2.5 single crystalline shape memory alloy was investigated along the [1 0 0] orientation in both tension and compression. A fully recoverable superelastic loop was observed under both tension and compression within the temperature range of -80 to 0 °C. At higher temperatures, while up to 6% superelastic strain was attainable in tension, the superelasticity deteriorates quickly under compressive strains exceeding 2%. The asymmetric response is likely caused by different numbers of stress-activated martensite variants in tension and compression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

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