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14 June 2000 Dynamics of a SDOF system with shape memory element
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Most current applications of shape memory alloys (SMAs) make use of static properties. However, the hysteresis in the load-deformation behavior also constitutes a very efficient damping mechanism in vibrational applications. The paper studies the SDOF vibration of a rigid mass suspended by a thin-walled SMA tube under torsional loading. The behavior is analyzed for the cases of quasiplasticity and pseudoelasticity on the basis of an improved version of the Mueller-Achenbach model. To illustrate the damping capacity and the nonlinear vibration characteristics, both, free and forced vibration cases are considered.
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Stefan Seelecke "Dynamics of a SDOF system with shape memory element", Proc. SPIE 3992, Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Active Materials: Behavior and Mechanics, (14 June 2000);

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