The support of G. Rau GmbH & Co. KG, Pforzheim, Germany, during the cold rolling experiments is kindly acknowledged.
Thermo-Mechanical Properties of an Fe–Mn–Si–Cr–Ni–VC Shape Memory Alloy with Low Transformation Temperature†
Article first published online: 8 JUL 2011
Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Advanced Engineering Materials
Volume 14, Issue 1-2, pages 62–67, February 2012
How to Cite
Leinenbach, C., Kramer, H., Bernhard, C. and Eifler, D. (2012), Thermo-Mechanical Properties of an Fe–Mn–Si–Cr–Ni–VC Shape Memory Alloy with Low Transformation Temperature. Adv. Eng. Mater., 14: 62–67. doi: 10.1002/adem.201100129
- Issue published online: 7 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 8 JUL 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 27 MAY 2011
- Manuscript Received: 29 APR 2011
Fe-based shape memory alloys are supposed to be an interesting and cost-effective alternative to NiTi-based alloys. In this work, the thermo-mechanical behavior of a novel Fe–Mn–Si–Cr–Ni–VC shape memory alloy produced using standard air-casting facilities is characterized as well as in the hot forged and cold rolled state. Besides a certain pseudoelasticity, the alloy shows good shape recovery properties and remarkably high shape memory stresses after heating to temperatures of only 160 °C, making the alloy interesting for commercial applications that make use of the shape memory effect.