Numerical modeling of shape memory behavior using a continuum constitutive model Conference Paper uri icon


  • Continuum constitutive models of shape memory behavior share a common feature. They describe the martensitic phase transformation by a parameter representing the martensite volume fraction, and formulate an evolution law in terms of the parameter. Exploiting the similarity of these models to elastoplasticity, a finite element formulation of a micromechanics based constitutive model is described. Several other models can be formulated in a similar way, and the present work can be seen as a testbed approach to study and evaluate the constitutive models on a common platform. Numerical results are presented for Au-47.5at%Cd to validate the finite element formulation.

name of conference

  • 1996 Symposium on Smart Materials, Structures, and MEMS

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of SPIE

author list (cited authors)

  • Rengarajan, G., Kumar, R. K., & Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Rengarajan, G||Kumar, RK||Reddy, JN

editor list (cited editors)

  • Aatre, V. K., Varadan, V. K., & Varadan, V. V.

publication date

  • April 1998