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Domain wall model for SMA characterization
Author(s): Jordan E. Massad; Ralph C. Smith
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Paper Abstract

We develop a model that quantifies constitutive nonlinearities and hysteresis inherent to ferroelastic compounds, with emphasis placed on shape memory alloys. We formulate the model in two steps. First, we use the Landau theory of phase transitions to characterize the effective Gibbs free energy for both single-crystal and polycrystalline ferroelastics. The resulting nonlinear equations model ideal material behavior in the absence of impurities. Second, we incorporate pinning losses to account for the energy required to move domain walls across material inclusions. We illustrate aspects of the model through comparison with experimental stress-strain data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4693, Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control, (10 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475229
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Jordan E. Massad, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Ralph C. Smith, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4693:
Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control
Vittal S. Rao, Editor(s)

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