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Two-way behavior of a Nitinol torsion bar
Author(s): Weiming Huang
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the experimental study of a NiTi shape memory alloy bar with nominal diameter of 6.5 mm is presented. First, some torsion experiments, including torsion cycling at constant temperature and thermal cycling under constant torque, were carried out. In these test, the torque was applied in both positive and negative directions. Two-way memory behavior and some unique phenomena, such as kink and easy-training, were found and hence, a series of uniaxial tension test was performed in order to understand the observations. After presenting the experimental work, the reason behind these phenomena is discussed.

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Date Published: 12 July 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3675, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Smart Materials Technologies, (12 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352802
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Weiming Huang, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3675:
Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Smart Materials Technologies
Manfred R. Wuttig, Editor(s)

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