A thermodynamic constitutive model for stress induced phase transformation in shape memory alloys

Jiujiang Zhu, Naigang Liang, Weimin Huang, K. M. Liew, Zhihong Liu

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In this paper a thermodynamic constitutive model is developed for stress induced phase transformation in single crystalline and polycrystalline shape memory alloys (SMAs). Volume fractions of different martensite variants are chosen as internal variables to describe the evolution of microstructure state in the material. This model is then used in prediction the transformation behavior of a SMA (Cu–Al–Zn–Mn) under complex thermomechanical load (including complete and incomplete transformation in mechanical cycling, and proportional/non-proportional loading).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)741-763
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2002


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