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Article Number 03003
Number of page(s) 7
Section Principles, Simulations, Materials: Mathematical Modelling
Published online 01 September 2009
ESOMAT 2009, 03003 (2009)
DOI: 10.1051/esomat/200903003

Modeling of shape-memory alloys on the mesoscopic level

Barbora Benešová

Institute of Thermomechanics of the ASCR, Dolejškova 5, 18200 Prague 8, Czech Republic

Published online: 1 September 2009

This contribution presents some recent results on modeling of phase transformation in the pseudo-elastic regime within the framework of continuum mechanics. We recall an efficient concept for quasi-static evolution of microstructure in the isothermal rate-independent case. We then concentrate on simulation results obtained by the presented model, performed on a single-crystal prismatic NiTi-specimen. Algorithmic details, i.e. energy-estimates-based optimization, are also given.

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