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Investigation of the Self-Healing Behavior of Sn-Bi Metal Matrix Composite Reinforced with NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Strips Under Flexural Loading

  • Mohammad Amin Poormir
  • Seyed Mohammad Reza Khalili
  • Reza Eslami-Farsani
Metal and Polymer Matrix Composites
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Abstract

Utilizing intelligent materials such as shape memory alloys as reinforcement in metal matrix composites is a novel method to mimic self-healing behavior. In this study, the bending behavior of a self-healing metal matrix composite made from Sn-13 wt.% Bi alloy as matrix and NiTi shape memory alloy (SMA) strips as reinforcement is investigated. Specimens were fabricated in different reinforcement vol.% (0.78, 1.55, 2.33) and in various pre-strains (0, 2, 6%) and were healed at three healing temperatures (170°C, 180°C, 190°C). Results showed that shape recovery was accomplished in all the specimens, but not all of them were able to withstand second loading after healing. Only specimens with 2.33 vol.% of SMA strips, 1.55 vol.% of SMA, and 6% pre-strain could endure bending force after healing, and they gained 35.31–51.83% of bending force self-healing efficiency.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Amin Poormir
    • 1
  • Seyed Mohammad Reza Khalili
    • 1
    • 2
  • Reza Eslami-Farsani
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringK. N. Toosi University of TechnologyTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Applied MechanicsIndian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Faculty of Materials Science and EngineeringK. N. Toosi University of TechnologyTehranIran

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