A 3-D constitutive model for shape memory alloys incorporating pseudoelasticity and detwinning of self-accommodated martensite Academic Article uri icon


  • A 3-D constitutive model for polycrystalline shape memory alloys (SMAs), based on a modified phase transformation diagram, is presented. The model takes into account both direct conversion of austenite into detwinned martensite as well as the detwinning of self-accommodated martensite. This model is suitable for performing numerical simulations on SMA materials undergoing complex thermomechanical loading paths in stress-temperature space. The model is based on thermodynamic potentials and utilizes three internal variables to predict the phase transformation and detwinning of martensite in polycrystalline SMAs. Complementing the theoretical developments, experimental data are presented showing that the phase transformation temperatures for the self-accommodated martensite to austenite and detwinned martensite to austenite transformations are different. Determination of some of the SMA material parameters from such experimental data is also discussed. The paper concludes with several numerical examples of boundary value problems with complex thermomechanical loading paths which demonstrate the capabilities of the model. 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Popov, P., & Lagoudas, D. C.

citation count

  • 172

complete list of authors

  • Popov, Peter||Lagoudas, Dimitris C

publication date

  • January 2007