Accession Number:

ADA303880

Title:

Cooling Characteristics and Shape Memory Effects of R-Phase NiTi Alloys,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIV MIAMI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-10-17

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Numerical and experimental studies are carried out to characterize the response time and shape memory effects of an R-Phase NiTi alloy. The results of the numerical analysis indicate that the response speed of the R-Phase alloy can be four to six times faster than martensite NiTi alloys. The experimental results demonstrate that the R-Phase NiTi alloy is a superior smart material to the martensite-based NiTi alloy when response time is indeed a requirement. AN

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE