Determining recoverable and irrecoverable contributions to accumulated strain in a NiTiPd high-temperature shape memory alloy during thermomechanical cycling Academic Article uri icon


  • When Ni29.5Ti50.5Pd30 shape memory alloy is thermally cycled under stress, significant strain can accumulate due to elasticity, remnant oriented martensite and plasticity. The strain due to remnant martensite can be recovered by further thermal cycling under 0 MPa until the original transformation-induced volume change and martensite coefficient of thermal expansion are obtained. Using this technique, it was determined that the 8.15% total accumulated strain after cycling under 200 MPa consisted of 0.38%, 3.97% and 3.87% for elasticity, remnant oriented martensite and creep/plasticity, respectively. 2011 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Monroe, J. A., Karaman, I., Lagoudas, D. C., Bigelow, G., Noebe, R. D., & Padula, S.

citation count

  • 39

complete list of authors

  • Monroe, JA||Karaman, I||Lagoudas, DC||Bigelow, G||Noebe, RD||Padula, SII

publication date

  • July 2011