Mechanical energy criterion for stress-induced Martensitic Transformation

E. C. Oliver, N. Kobayashi, T. Mori, M. R. Daymond, Philip Withers

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    It is proposed on the basis of equilibrium thermodynamics that the microstructure of a stress-induced twinned martensite plate adheres to the criterion of mechanical free energy minimisation, rather than that of invariant plane deformation. This lowers the predicted transformation stress. To demonstrate the proposal, an Fe-Pd shape memory alloy is considered. © 2003 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1013-1019
    Number of pages6
    JournalScripta Materialia
    Issue number10
    Early online date22 Aug 2003
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003


    • Fe-Pd
    • Martensitic phase transformation
    • Shape memory alloys (SMA)
    • Thermodynamics


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