عنوان مقاله [English]
In this research a Cu-Zn-Al alloy is produced by melting the raw materials in an electric resistance furnace and then pouring it into a steel mould. The optimum way to achieve the final analysis in the hypo-eutectoid range is determined and the influence of the alloying element, Ti on the grain size and the shape memory properties of the samples are investigated. Solution treatment (done at 850˚C) followed by quenching in ice-water mixture results in the formation of the martensitic structure and the shape memory effect. Aging at temperatures bellow 200˚C results in the reduction of transformation temperatures, while aging at temperatures between 200˚C and 350˚C results in the enhancement of these temperatures and at temperatures above 350˚C results in the destruction of the shape memory properties. Effect of super-elasticity at 40˚C (between Md and Ms) is observed and tensile tests are run at 25˚C and -55˚C to verify the influence of the prevailing phase.