Dislocation core effects on slip response of NiTi- a key to understanding shape memory

S. Alkan, H. Sehitoglu

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The understanding of the non-Schmid behavior in shape memory alloy NiTi is considered a significant breakthrough because this alloy still remains enigmatic. We utilize an Eshelby-Stroh formalism in conjunction with Molecular Statics-Peierls stress calculation to predict the experimental CRSS results for three different crystal orientations and tension-compression cases. These combination of tools incorporating elastic anisotropy and core displacements are necessary to develop a precise understanding of non-Schmid behavior. We note the different extents of core spreading produce a highly asymmetric tension-compression behavior and strong orientation dependence governed by the non-glide shear and normal stress components. The experimental results and empiricism free modeling produces excellent agreement, and most importantly enlisting scientific insight into the shape memory response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-144
Number of pages19
JournalInternational journal of plasticity
StatePublished - Oct 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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