Using a dislocation model of interfacial structure, kinetic theories of dislocation motion are adapted to predict the mobility of martensitic interfaces. Defining generalized driving forces and activation parameters, analytical models are developed which describe the kinetics of motion controlled by various types of obstacle interactions. The behaviors of martensitic interfaces and slip dislocations in identical microstructures are compared. For a lattice-invariant shear by slip, the martensitic interface behaves similarly to a collection of glide dislocations. The interface/obstacle interaction is much weaker if the martensite is internally twinned, giving a higher relative mobility.
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