Magneto-thermo-mechanical modeling of a Magnetic Shape Memory Alloy Ni-Mn-Ga single crystal

  • Jean-Yves Gauthier
  • Christian Lexcellent
  • Arnaud Hubert
  • Joël Abadie
  • Nicolas Chaillet
Original Article


In the frame of Thermodynamics of irreversible process, a model describing the thermomagneto-mechanical behavior of a single crystal of Ni-Mn-Ga is built. The choice of internal variables is linked to the physics of the problem (fraction of martensite variants, fraction of Weiss domains, magnetization angle). The simulations permit to describe the paths in the space (stress, temperature, magnetic field) in agreement with experimental tests. A special attention will be devoted to the control laws required to use these functional materials as sensors or actuators.


Magnetic shape memory alloy Ni-Mn-Ga Modeling Magneto-thermo-mechanical behavior 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Yves Gauthier
    • 1
  • Christian Lexcellent
    • 2
  • Arnaud Hubert
    • 3
  • Joël Abadie
    • 3
  • Nicolas Chaillet
    • 3
  1. 1.LGEFUniversité de Lyon, INSA-LyonVilleurbanneFrance
  2. 2.Applied Mechanics DepartmentFEMTO-ST Institute, CNRS/UFC/ENSMM/UTBMBesançonFrance
  3. 3.Automatic Control and Micro-Mechatronic Systems DepartmentFEMTO-ST Institute, CNRS/UFC/ENSMM/UTBMBesançonFrance

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