Uniaxial Loading of Shape Memory Alloy
Application ID: 54871
The model includes a compilation of the benchmark examples included in the text book:
Shape Memory Alloys: Modeling and Engineering Applications. D. Lagoudas Ed. Springer 2008.
The model shows the thermomechanical properties of a NiTi alloy sample subjected to uniaxial tension-compression loading. The first parametric study displays the pseudoelasticity effect at different temperatures. In the second study a partial loading-unloading cycle is added. The third study shows the shape memory effect in a low-temperature loading cycle followed by a temperature increase.
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- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- Nonlinear Structural Materials Module and
- MEMS Module, or Structural Mechanics Module
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