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Creep behavior in TiPdNi high temperature shape memory alloy
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Paper Abstract

The focus of the current effort is to characterize the viscoplastic behavior in high temperature shape memory alloys and understand the impact of creep on their actuation characteristics. For this a Ti50Pd40Ni10 alloy was cast and hot rolled. Standard creep tests and isobaric thermal cycling tests were conducted on a custom test setup. The results from the thermomechanical tests indicate large irrecoverable strains due to creep. Varying thermally induced transformation cycling rates did not impact the transformation behavior in the SMA. From these observations, it can be suggested that the rate of thermal cycling can alter the impact of viscoplasticity on the actuators performance. However the creep behavior itself is decoupled from the transformation and does not impact the transformation or the rate independent irrecoverable strain generated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7289, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2009, 72890O (31 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.816407
Show Author Affiliations
Parikshith K. Kumar, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Dimitris C. Lagoudas, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7289:
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2009
Zoubeida Ounaies; Jiangyu Li, Editor(s)

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