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Stability of the magnetomechanical problem in magnetic shape memory alloys
Author(s): George Chatzigeorgiou; Krishnendu Haldar; Dimitris C. Lagoudas
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Paper Abstract

In this work we study the unstable phenomena that occur on Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys (MSMAs) during compression tests. Solving the coupled magnetomechanical problem we observe that during the reorientation process the material presents strong non-uniformity, in the form of localized zones, in the distribution of the magnetic, the stress and the strain field. This non-uniformity is due to loss of ellipticity of the coupled problem during the martensitic reorientation and affects significantly the reorientation process. The identification of the stability conditions of the magnetomechanical problem is achieved by performing stability analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7644, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2010, 76440Y (31 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.847739
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George Chatzigeorgiou, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Krishnendu Haldar, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Dimitris C. Lagoudas, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7644:
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2010
Zoubeida Ounaies; Jiangyu Li, Editor(s)

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