Effects of biaxial stress on martensitic steels

G. J. Tomka, N. Murray, J. G. Gore, J. Earl, P. T. Squire, M. G. Maylin

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Magnetisation measurements have been made using biaxial-stress apparatus on a thin martensitic-steel disc. To an approximation, the effect of tension in the field direction (Sx) has an equivalent effect on the magnetic properties to a perpendicular compression (−Sy), so that the effective stress, Seff=Sx−Sy. Departures from this relationship may be due to changes in coercivity with orientation of effective easy axes. A reversal mechanism more like coherent rotation or nucleation rather than pinning can account for these deviations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)980-982
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue numberPart 1
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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