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Modelling of the thermomechanical behaviour of shape memory wires embedded in matrix materials
Author(s): Rudy Stalmans; Jan Van Humbeeck; L. Delaey
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Paper Abstract

A fundamental model has been developed which allows to predict the complex thermomechanical behavior of smart materials composed of matrix materials with embedded shape memory elements. This model is based on a generalized thermodynamic analysis of the thermomechanical behavior of shape memory alloys. The mathematical approach and the assumptions in this model are selected in such a way that the calculation yield close approximations of the real behavior and that the final mathematical equations are relatively simple. Therefore, the modeling can be easily incorporated in a computer program. By several illustrations it is shown that this model can be used to calculate the thermomechanical behavior of complex cases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2779, 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (26 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237170
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Rudy Stalmans, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Jan Van Humbeeck, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
L. Delaey, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2779:
3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Pierre Francois Gobin; Jacques Tatibouet, Editor(s)

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