Microstructure of Martensite: Why it forms and how it gives rise to the shape-memory effect

Hardcover | November 15, 2003

byKaushik Bhattacharya

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Martensites are crystalline solids that display dazzling patterns at the microscopic scales. This microstructure gives rise to unusual macroscopic properties like the shape-memory effect. Starting with the crystalline structure, this book describes a theoretical framework for studyingmartensites and uses the theory to explain why these materials form microstructure. The macroscopic consequences of the microstructure are subsequently discussed. Complete with a piece of shape-memory wire and numerous examples from real materials, this book represents a successful case study inmultiscale modelling, giving a clear understanding of the link between microstructure and macroscopic properties. Beautifully written, in a most clear and pedagogical manner, it holds appeal for a broad audience. On the one hand, it introduces modern modelling techniques to those trained inmaterials science, mechanics and physics, and shows how these techniques can be used in real-world problems. On the other hand, it introduces physical phenomena to those trained in mathematics, and demonstrates how such phenomena give rise to interesting mathematical problems.

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Martensites are crystalline solids that display dazzling patterns at the microscopic scales. This microstructure gives rise to unusual macroscopic properties like the shape-memory effect. Starting with the crystalline structure, this book describes a theoretical framework for studyingmartensites and uses the theory to explain why these...

Kaushik Bhattacharya is Professor of Mechanics and Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology. He received a NSF Young Investigator Award in 1994, the Charles Lee Powell Award in 1997 and in 2002, was invited to take part in the Frontiers of Engineering Symposium organised by the National Academy of Engineering. He i...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:300 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.8 inPublished:November 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198509340

ISBN - 13:9780198509349

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Review of Continuum Mechanics3. Continuum Theory of Crystalline Solids4. Martensitic Phase Transformation5. Twinning in Martensite6. Origin of Microstructure7. Special Microstructures8. Analysis of Microstructure9. The Shape-Memory Effect10. Thin Films11. Geometrically Linear Theory12. Piece-wise Linear Elasticity13. Polycrystals

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`A remarkable effort of the author is that of presenting an issue that usually requires nontrivial mathematical techniques in a format accessible not only to experts.'Mathematical Reviews, 2007