Using a modified Knoop Indentation Technique to estimate the cavitation erosion resistance of NiTi

F. T. Cheng, P. Shi, Hau Chung Man

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An Ni-rich (50.8 at.% Ni) NiTi alloy was heat treated with different aging temperatures to obtain specimens possessing different cavitation erosion resistance. A modified Knoop Indentation Technique that combines indentation measurements and thermal recovery has been used to determine the total-recovery/deformation ratio for the heat-treated NiTi specimens. This ratio, which reflects both superelasticity and pseudoplasticity, has been found to correlate well with the cavitation erosion resistance for NiTi. The technique thus serves as a simple method for estimating the performance of NiTi against cavitation erosion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-134
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Characterization
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2004


  • Cavitation erosion
  • Elastic properties
  • Hardness
  • Knoop Indentation
  • Metals and alloys
  • NiTi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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