Fabrication, transformation and superelasticity behavior of NiTi memory alloy with large pore-size and gradient porosity

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1221-1227
Journal / PublicationJinshu Xuebao/Acta Metallurgica Sinica
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007


Porous NiTi shape memory alloys with gradient porosity, large pore-size and satisfactory mechanical property were fabricated by using pore-forming agent combining with hot isostatic pressing (HIP) and conventional sintering process (CS). The results showed that the porosity ratio and pore-size can be changed in the ranges of 30%-61% and 50-500μm respectively under the reasonable addition amount of pore-forming agent (NH4HCO3) and sintering process. XRD and DSC proved the prepared samples exhibit multi-stage martensitic transformations, the transition temperature decreases with increasing porosity. The sample with radial gradient porosity shows good compression property and excellent linear superelasticity higher than 4%.

Research Area(s)

  • Conventional sintering, Gradient porosity, Martensite transformation, Porous NiTi alloy, Superelasticity