DYMAT 2009
Volume 2, 2009
DYMAT 2009 - 9th International Conference on the Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading
Page(s) 1153 - 1159
Section Micro-Structural Effects
Published online 15 September 2009
DYMAT 2009 (2009) 1153-1159
DOI: 10.1051/dymat/2009161

Strain rate dependence of a super-elastic NiTi alloy

C.R. Siviour, J.E. Huber, T. Normanton and N. Petrinic

Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PJ, UK

Published online: 15 September 2009

The response of a super-elastic NiTi alloy to mechanical deformation has been investigated in tension and compression at strain rates of 10−3 and 103 s−1. The effect of loading direction has been understood through the nature of the phase transformation in the material, whilst comparison of quasi-static experiments at elevated temperatures to the response of the material at high strain rates provides better understanding of the importance of adiabatic heating in high strain rate loading.

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