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Thermodynamic constitutive model for gradual phase transformation of SMA materials
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Paper Abstract

A thermally induced phase transformation in a Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) polycrystal occurs gradually over a range of temperatures unlike the first-order transition (at a single temperature) of a SMA monocrystal. This spread in transformation temperatures is believed to be caused by such factors as material inhomogeneities and internal stresses in the polycrystal. Taking a recently proposed thermodynamic model by Bo and Lagoudas for the Two-Way Memory Effect of SMA materials as a starting point, we extend it to account for the presence of initial heterogeneities, by introducing a statistical distribution in the Gibbs free energy function. The extended theory is then used as a basis to correlate strain recovery vs. temperature measurements from thermally induced cyclic phase transformation in untrained polycrystalline wires.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2715, Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, (31 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.240824
Show Author Affiliations
Dimitris C. Lagoudas, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Zhonghe Bo, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Abhijit Bhattacharyya, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2715:
Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures
Vasundara V. Varadan; Jagdish Chandra, Editor(s)

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