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Transformational behavior of shape memory wires embedded in a composite matrix
Author(s): Rudy Stalmans; Kelly A. Tsoi; Jan Schrooten
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Paper Abstract

The peculiar thermomechanical and functional properties of adaptive composites with embedded shape memory (SMA) wires are directly related to the reversible martensitic transformation in the SMA-wires. The gradual transformation and the related strain recovery of the prestrained SMA-wires during heating is hampered by the rigid matrix. The constraining matrix thus influences the transformational behaviour of the embedded SMA-wires. The effects on the transformation heat and on the transformation temperatures of the forward and reverse transformation have been quantified and explained.

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Date Published: 24 August 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4073, Fifth European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (24 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.396420
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Rudy Stalmans, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Kelly A. Tsoi, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium) and Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Jan Schrooten, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4073:
Fifth European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Pierre Francois Gobin; Clifford M. Friend, Editor(s)

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