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Kinematics of Crossing Twins

Bhattacharya, K. (1997) Kinematics of Crossing Twins. In: Contemporary research in the mechanics and mathematics of materials. Theory and engineering applications of computational methods. CIMNE , Barcelona, Spain, pp. 251-262. ISBN 9788487867743.

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Twins are commonly observed in crystalline solids that undergo martensitic phase transformation. In many materials the twins are also seen to cross each other. This is surprising in view of the severe kinematic restrictions that such crossings impose. This paper presents a sufficient condition for satisfying these restrictions. It turns out that this condition is automatically satisfied as a consequence of material symmetry in many common martensitic materials. This explains the common observation of crossing twins. The result is also applied to the magnetostrictive material Terfenol.

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Bhattacharya, K.0000-0003-2908-5469
Additional Information:© 1996 CIMNE, Barcelona. I am deeply indebted to Chun-hwa Chu and Richard D. James for allowing me to use the picture in Figure l and for useful discussion. This work was partially supported by grants from the NSF (CMS-9457573) and ONR (N00014-93-1-0240).
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Office of Naval Research (ONR)N00014-93-1-0240
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