Shape memory effect in alloys

Prashant Saxena

Friday 21st January, 2011 16:00-17:00 Mathematics Building, room 516


Some alloys, when deformed plastically ('permanently') can come back to their original shape under certain conditions. This usually occurs due to the changes in their microstructure and the phenomenon is termed as 'Phase Transformation'. I will describe the shape memory effect due to the Austenite-Martensite type phase transformation.

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