Accession Number:

ADA126056

Title:

The Effects of Grain Size on the Martensitic Transformation in Copper-Zinc-Aluminum Shape Memory Alloys.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

The effect of grain size on the martensitic transition in a Cu-Zn-Al alloy was studied. As grain size increases the martensite phase is stabilized relative to the parent phase, as indicated by an increase in the martensite start temperature Ms. Martensite stabilization due to thermal cycling is also corroborated. A method of grain refinement is introduced which will consistently yield grain sizes of less than 0.1 millimeters. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE