26 April 1996 Modelling of the thermomechanical behaviour of shape memory wires embedded in matrix materials
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Abstract
A fundamental model has been developed which allows to predict the complex thermomechanical behavior of smart materials composed of matrix materials with embedded shape memory elements. This model is based on a generalized thermodynamic analysis of the thermomechanical behavior of shape memory alloys. The mathematical approach and the assumptions in this model are selected in such a way that the calculation yield close approximations of the real behavior and that the final mathematical equations are relatively simple. Therefore, the modeling can be easily incorporated in a computer program. By several illustrations it is shown that this model can be used to calculate the thermomechanical behavior of complex cases.
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Rudy Stalmans, Jan Van Humbeeck, L. Delaey, "Modelling of the thermomechanical behaviour of shape memory wires embedded in matrix materials", Proc. SPIE 2779, 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (26 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237170; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.237170
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