Loading influence on the corrosion assessment during stress-induced martensite reorientation in nickel-titanium SMA Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract The effect of stress-induced martensite reorientation on the corrosion behavior of a nickel-titanium (NiTi) shape memory alloy (SMA) was characterized by mechanical-electrochemical techniques. This martensite reorientation influenced the passive state of NiTi SMA. These passive to active state transitions could be sensed by the global interfacial electrochemical measurements, such as electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), open circuit potential (OCP) and linear polarization resistance (LPR) methods. The increase in the loading when exposed to a corrosive environment resulted in the breakdown of the passive layer. A later repassivation stage was reached due to the formation rate becoming more dominant than the breakdown rate during loading conditions. The integration of the mechanical loading by tensile testing, strain distribution by digital image correlation (DIC) and electrochemical methods by OCP and EIS, characterized and detected the influence of the mechanical effect in the corrosion assessment and interfacial mechanisms.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Mohajeri, M., Case, R., Haghgouyan, B., Lagoudas, D. C., & Castaneda, H.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Mohajeri, Mahdi||Case, Raymundo||Haghgouyan, Behrouz||Lagoudas, Dimitris C||Castaneda, Homero

publication date

  • March 2020