Functional fatigue recovery of superelastic cycled NiTi wires based on near 100ºC aging treatments
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Functional fatigue affecting superelastic behaviour of NiTi wires includes an accumulation of residual strain and an uneven decrement of transformation stress on cycling. Although this evolution is observed to diminish asymptotically, it represents an important loss in the maximum recoverable strain level and in the hysteretic dissipative capacity. In this work, the effect of moderate temperature aging treatment on the functionally degraded material properties was studied with two experimental setups. Wire samples of 0.5 and 2.46 mm diameter were subjected to different cycling programs intercalated by aging treatments of different durations up to 48 h at 100ºC. Results show that important levels of recovery on the residual strains and the transformation stresses were attained after the aging treatments. The analysis indicates that the characteristic of the recovered cycle are rather independent from the treatment duration and from the reached condition before each treatment
CitacióIsalgue, A., Soul, H., Yawny, A., Auguet, C. Functional fatigue recovery of superelastic cycled NiTi wires based on near 100ºC aging treatments. A: European Symposium on Martensitic Transformations. "ESOMAT 2015". Amberes: 2015.