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Characterization of Martensitic Transformation, Microstructure and a Kinetic Study of Ti-based High Temperature Shape Memory Alloy

Journal: Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Arts and Science Journal of Science (Vol.17, No. 2)

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Page : 341-348

Keywords : Activation energy; High temperature shape memory alloys; Martensitic transformation;

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High temperature shape memory alloys (HTSMAs) are widely used in many fiels such as industry, biomedical, aerospace, etc. In order to expand the usage areas of these alloys, it is necessary to improve the materials, especially the martensitic transformation temperatures should be controlled. Third elements are often added to the material to control the martensitic transformation temperature. Ti-12V-8Al (wt. %) alloy, which is prepared for use in aircraft engines in the aviation industry, is a good choice due to its low density. In this study, Ti-12V-8Al (wt. %) alloy was prepared with the help of arc-melting technique. The martensite-austenite transformation temperatures, phase formations, microstructure of Ti-12V-8Al (wt. %) alloy were examined by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and optical microscope (OM) respectively. In the DSC test, it was determined that the martensitic transformation temperature reduced according as the heating rate of the alloy. In XRD and SEM measurements, it was observed that the alloy has α″ martensitic phases as well as some β austenite phases. Thermal activation energies of the alloy were founded by Kissinger and Ozawa techniques. It was concluded that the activation energy amounts computed by these two techniques are parallel to each other.

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