Numerical simulations and experimental results of tensile behaviour of hybrid composite shape memory alloy wires embedded structures

  • A. Lebied
  • B. Necib
  • M. L. Sahli
  • J-C. Gelin
  • T. Barrière


The shape memory alloys (SMA) possess both sensing and actuating functions due to their shape memory effect, pseudo-elasticity, high damping capability and other remarkable properties. Combining the SMA with other materials can create intelligent or smart composites. The epoxy resin composites filled with Ti-Ni alloys wires were fabricated, and their mechanical properties have been investigated. In this study, stress/strain relationships for a composite with embedded SMA wires are presented. The paper illustrates influence of the SMA wires upon changes in mechanical behaviour of a composite plate with the SMA components, firstly and secondly, the actuating ability and reliability of shape memory alloy hybrid composites.


Smart material Shape memory alloys Composites Mechanicals properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Lebied
    • 1
  • B. Necib
    • 1
  • M. L. Sahli
    • 1
    • 2
  • J-C. Gelin
    • 2
  • T. Barrière
    • 2
  1. 1.Mechanics Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering SciencesUniversity MentouriConstantineAlgeria
  2. 2.Applied Mechanics Department, CNRS UMR 6174Femto-st InstituteBesançonFrance

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