Mechanical Anisotropy in Austenitic NiMnGa Alloy: Nanoindentation Studies
AbstractAbstract: Mechanical anisotropy in an austenitic ferromagnetic shape memory alloy (SMA), Ni50Mn26.25Ga23.75, is investigated along (010), (120), (121), (231) and (232) using nanoindentation. While (010) exhibits the highest reduced modulus, Er, and hardness, H, (232) shows the lowest amongst the grain orientations examined in this study. The significant elastic anisotropy measured is attributed to differences in planar packing density and number of in-plane Ni–Mn and Ni–Ga bonds, whereas the plastic anisotropy is due to the differences in the onset of slip, which is rationalized by recourse to Schmid factor calculations. This would help determine the grain orientations in austenitic NiMnGa which exhibit better mechanical properties for SMA applications such as improving vibration damping characteristics of the alloy. View Full-Text
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Jayaraman, A.; Kiran, M.S.R.N.; Ramamurty, U. Mechanical Anisotropy in Austenitic NiMnGa Alloy: Nanoindentation Studies. Crystals 2017, 7, 254.
Jayaraman A, Kiran MSRN, Ramamurty U. Mechanical Anisotropy in Austenitic NiMnGa Alloy: Nanoindentation Studies. Crystals. 2017; 7(8):254.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jayaraman, Ashwin; Kiran, M. S. R. N.; Ramamurty, Upadrasta. 2017. "Mechanical Anisotropy in Austenitic NiMnGa Alloy: Nanoindentation Studies." Crystals 7, no. 8: 254.
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