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A closed-form solution for superelastic shape memory alloy beams subjected to bending
Author(s): Reza Mirzaeifar; Reginald DesRoches; Arash Yavari; Ken Gall
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Paper Abstract

A macroscopic phenomenological framework is used for developing a closed-form solution for analyzing the pure bending of shape memory alloy (SMA) beams. In order to study the effect of tension-compression asymmetry on the bending response, two different transformation functions are considered; a J2-based solution with symmetric tension-compression response, and a J2 - I1-based solution capable of modeling the tension-compression asymmetry. The constitutive equations are reduced to an appropriate form for studying the pseudoelastic bending response of SMAs, and closed-form expressions are obtained for the stress and martensitic volume fraction distributions in the cross section. These expressions are used for calculating the bending moment-curvature analytically. Both circular and rectangular cross sections are considered and several case studies are presented for analyzing the accuracy of the presented method and also the effect of considering the tension-compression asymmetry on the bending response of SMAs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8342, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2012, 83421O (28 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.917475
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Reza Mirzaeifar, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Reginald DesRoches, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Arash Yavari, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Ken Gall, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8342:
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2012
Nakhiah C. Goulbourne; Zoubeida Ounaies, Editor(s)

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