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Coupled thermomechanical simulation of shape memory alloys
Author(s): Mohammad Panahandeh; Eric P. Kasper
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Paper Abstract

A general formulation for coupled thermomechanical shape memory alloys is presented in the context of the finite element method. AN internal variable formalism is adopted for the evolution of the martensite fraction at the microstructural level. In particular the response of material under partial loading/unloading conditions at various temperature ranges is modeled. An isothermal fractional-step method is utilized for the solution of the coupled problem, in which the development and implementation of the mechanical and thermal parts of the problem are discussed. In this report our attention is restricted to the area of geometrically linear quasi-static problems. Specifically, we investigate the proposed formulation in the setting of a truss element and show its extension to multiple dimensions. Representative numerical simulations of full and partial load cycles show favorable performance of the formulation, for all admissible regions in stress- temperature space.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 1997
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3039, Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, (13 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276565
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Mohammad Panahandeh, Berkeley Applied Science & Engineering Inc. (United States)
Eric P. Kasper, Univ of California/Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3039:
Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures
Vasundara V. Varadan; Jagdish Chandra, Editor(s)

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