3D experiments shed new light on shape memory alloys

Posted on Mines Newsroom at http://www.minesnewsroom.com/news/researchers-elucidating-unknown-shape-memory-alloys Check out the recognition of our shape memory work in the March 2019 issue of Science!  Shape memory alloys are well known for their remarkable properties —superelasticity, shape memory and actuation allow them to be crumpled up and then spring back to a “remembered” original shape. But the advanced material remains […]

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David Grimmer puts research into action at NASA Glenn

Beam Team PhD candidate David Grimmer participated in a summer internship at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, in the High Temperature and Smart Alloys branch of the Materials and Structures division. His internship supported the Hybrid Electric Aircraft Propulsion project, a NASA vision to improve future aircraft performance through the smart use of […]

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Amin-Ahmadi article published in Scripta Materialia

Beam Team Research Assistant Professor Behnam Amin-Ahamdi’s article entitled “Coherency strains of H-phase precipitates and their influence on functional properties of nickel-titanium-hafnium shape memory alloys” has been accepted by Scripta Materialia and will be published in the April 2018 issue. Co-authors include Beam Team alum Joe Pauza and Prof. Stebner. Read more about Behnam’s research.  

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Beam Team shape memory alloy research flies with NASA

A NiTi20Hf shape memory alloy that was extensively studied by Beam Team researchers (Stebner 2014 and Bucsek 2016) has been used in the actuation system for the rotating wingtips in the test flight series of the Spanwise Adaptive Wing project (SAW). SAW is a joint effort between NASA (including Armstrong Flight Research Center, Glenn Research […]

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New article by Behnam Amin-Ahmadi et al.

Beam Team postdoc Behnam Amin-Ahamdi’s article entitled “Effect of a pre-aging treatment on the mechanical behaviors of Ni50.3Ti49.7−xHfx (x ≤ 9 at.%) shape memory alloys” has been accepted by Scripta Materialia and will be published in April 2018. Co-authors include Beam Team PhD candidate Tom Gallmeyer, alum Joe Pauza, and Prof. Stebner. Read more about Behnam’s research.

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New article by Harshad Paranjape et al.

Beam Team postdoc alumnus Harshad Paranjape co-authored an article entitled “In situ, 3D characterization of the deformation mechanics of a superelastic NiTi shape memory alloy single crystal under multiscale constraint,” which was accepted by Acta Materialia for print in the January 2018 issue. Other Beam Team co-authors include Behnam Amin-Ahmadi, alumnus Partha Paul and Prof. Aaron […]

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