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Volume 15, 2017II International Conference of Computational Methods in Engineering Science (CMES’17)
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|Material Properties And Structure Research Methods
|15 December 2017
Experimental and numerical assessment of the characteristics describing superelasticity in shape memory alloys – influence of boundary conditions
AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, Department of Robotics and Mechatronics, Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, poland
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Relatively recent discovery of shape memory alloys (SMA) justifies ongoing research on their properties and an attempt to explain the physical phenomenon responsible for the characteristic behaviour of SMA. Moreover, there have been reported many successful commercial SMA applications to medical cases, mostly based on superelasticity. Even though a wide application range is confirmed, its further contribution growth is currently not seen - mostly due to deficiency of reliable modelling techniques. Recently, lively discussion in the SMA academic community is observed, which deals with modelling issues and numerical implementation.
Considering the current trends, the authors of the work make an attempt at qualitative analysis of the material properties for superelasticity. The material characteristics – found using static stretching tests – are sensitive to the variation of local stresses induced in the area where a SMA sample is mounted in a fatigue testing machine. As shown, the phenomena present at the clamping area seem to initiate and govern the process of the solid phase transformation within the entire SMA body. The overall objective of the presented research is to assess the influence of the above stated boundary conditions on the properties of selected types of SMA, using both experimental and numerical results.
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