Fe-Mn-Si alloys exhibit a very good shape memory effect (SME) if a suitable combination of Mn and Si concentration is selected. But the maximum recoverable strain is only 2% in tension. Larger strain need be recoverable for practical application. In this study we show that the recoverable strain can be increased by mechanical and heat treatments. Shape memory effect of Fe-Mn-Si alloys can be improved by prestrain at temperatures where no martensitic transformation occurs. The SME can be further improved by a combination of prestrain and heat treatment.
|Pages (from-to)||b. 89|
|Journal||Transactions of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan|
|Publication status||Published - 1986 Dec 1|
|Event||Prepr for the 112th ISIJ Meet, Part III - Nagoya, Jpn|
Duration: 1986 Oct 20 → 1986 Oct 22
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