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A one-dimensional continuum model for shape-memory alloys

Abeyaratne, Rohan and Kim, Sang-Joon and Knowles, James K. (1994) A one-dimensional continuum model for shape-memory alloys. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 31 (16). pp. 2229-2249. ISSN 0020-7683.

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In this paper we construct an explicit one-dimensional constitutive model that is capable of describing some aspects of the thermomechanical response of a shape-memory alloy. The model consists of a Helmholtz free-energy function, a kinetic relation and a nucleation criterion. The free-energy is associated with a three-well potential energy function; the kinetic relation is based on thermal activation theory; nucleation is assumed to occur at a critical value of the appropriate energy barrier. The predictions of the model in various quasi-static thermomechanical loadings are examined and compared with experimental observations.

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Additional Information:© 1994 Elsevier Science Ltd. Received 17 February 1993; in revised form 11 December 1993. We gratefully acknowledge the support provided by ONR N00014-90-J-1871, A.R.O. DAAL 03-91-G-0011 and N.S.F. MSS 9121257.
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Office of Naval Research (ONR)N00014-90-J-1871
Army Research Office (ARO)DAAL 03-91-G-0011
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Official Citation:Rohan Abeyaratne, Kim Sang-Joo, James K. Knowles, A one-dimensional continuum model for shape-memory alloys, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Volume 31, Issue 16, August 1994, Pages 2229-2249, ISSN 0020-7683, (
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