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New constitutive relationship of shape memory alloy composite
Author(s): Xiaodong Wu; Guojun Sun; Jianshen Wu
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Paper Abstract

Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) have been a major element of Smart Materials and Structures. Many applications, however, call for the embedding of SMA materials within structure components to sense and/or control the thermo-mechanical response of the structures. Therefore, the works on developing constitutive relationship of SMA composite are needed. In this paper, a one-dimensional constitutive law of Shape Memory Alloy composite is developed based on Brinson's one-dimensional SMA constitutive relationship. The thermo-mechanical behaviors of SMA composite are simulated implementing this constitutive relationship. In addition, the bending of a bias SMA composite is also investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3667, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, (4 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350136
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Xiaodong Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Guojun Sun, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Jianshen Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3667:
Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures
Vasundara V. Varadan, Editor(s)

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