Investigation of the thermal and microstructural changes of CuAlNiNb quaternary shape memory alloys by different niobium amount


ÇIRAK Z. D. , KÖK M.

EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL PLUS, cilt.133, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 133 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1140/epjp/i2018-12150-7
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL PLUS

Özet

Among the CuAl-based alloys, the most useful one is the CuAlNi ternary shape memory alloy. There are studies on the development of these alloys. In this study, beta-Nb element was added to the CuAlNi alloy as a fourth element at various rates. The effect of the doped Nb element on the martensitic transformation temperature of the CuAlNi-shape memory alloy was determined by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). When the value of transformation temperature in quaternary CuAlNi alloys increased, as a result, austenite start and martensite start temperatures are close to each other. Crystalline structure analysis with X-ray diffractometer revealed that beta 1' and gamma 1' phases were found in Cu83.5Ni3.5Al13 alloy, which is the main alloy, while crystal structure of beta-Nb phase was also found with Nb addition. Likewise, the same phases were determined by SEM-EDX analysis. In addition, the result of Vickers hardness measurements indicated that the hardness value of CuAlNi alloys increased by extent of contribution of Nb.