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  • This issue of the Mechanics of Materials on shape memory alloys (SMA) covers contributions on the latest developments related to the modeling and characterization of SMAs and magnetic SMAs. The first two papers cover an overview of SMAs, both single crystals and polycrystals. Some insights on the characterization of SMAs, especially under dynamic loading conditions are also presented. The other main topics discussed include R-phase transformation , effect of overheating on the cyclic transformation of SMAs, deformation behavior of Fe-based SMA, and modeling of the magnetic field controlled deformation response of magnetic SMA.

published proceedings

  • Mechanics of Materials

author list (cited authors)

  • Lagoudas, D. C

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Lagoudas, DC

publication date

  • May 2006