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Systematic study of the damping characteristics of shape memory alloys
Author(s): Chen Li; Kuang-Hsi Wu
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Paper Abstract

A great deal of attention has been devoted to the adaptive structure and composite materials constituting shape memory alloys (SMAs), especially for suppressing vibration. This requires a comprehensive understanding of the damping characteristics and other mechanical properties of SMAs. This paper focuses on the dynamic properties of various SMAs including NiTi, Ti(Ni-15at%Pd), and Ni(Ti-20at%Hf) higher temperature SMAs which have been systematically studied using a dynamic mechanical analyzer. The elastic modulus and damping characteristics have been measured as a function of temperatures during cooling and heating processes for Ni-51.0at%Ti, Ti(Ni-15at%Pd), and Ni(Ti-20at%Hf) alloys. The influence of dynamic factors, such as vibration frequency, ramp rate, and amplitude, on the damping and elastic modulus were systematically studied for Ni-51.0at%Ti alloy. The thermoelastic damping in the vicinity of the forward and reverse transformation also are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2189, Smart Structures and Materials 1994: Smart Materials, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174069
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Chen Li, Florida International Univ. (United States)
Kuang-Hsi Wu, Florida International Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2189:
Smart Structures and Materials 1994: Smart Materials
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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