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A multi-block-spin approach for martensitic phase transformation based on statistical physics
Author(s): M. Fischlschweiger; E. R. Oberaigner; T. Antretter; G. Cailletaud
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Paper Abstract

Current strategies in modeling shape memory alloy (SMA) behavior follow either the concept of classical irreversible thermodynamics or the methodology of phenomenological approaches at the micro as well as at the macro space scale. The objective of the present study is to show a new approach in modeling SMA's by using a statistical physics concept without the requirement of evolution equations for internal variables. Thermodynamic principles in connection with the mathematical apparatus of statistical physics allow deriving relevant system properties in analogy to the formalism used for paramagnetic-ferromagnetic systems. As a result the macroscopic strains and the volume fractions of the martensitic variants and their rates are obtained. The multi-block-spin approach further maps the tension compression asymmetry of multivariant SMA's.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 April 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7978, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2011, 79781H (28 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.881960
Show Author Affiliations
M. Fischlschweiger, Materials Ctr. Leoben Forschung GmbH (Austria)
MINES ParisTech, CNRS (France)
E. R. Oberaigner, Montan Univ. Leoben (Austria)
T. Antretter, Montan Univ. Leoben (Austria)
G. Cailletaud, MINES ParisTech, CNRS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7978:
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2011
Zoubeida Ounaies; Stefan S. Seelecke, Editor(s)

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