Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics

, Volume 8, Issue 5, pp 309–322 | Cite as

Equilibrium thermodynamics of pseudoelasticity and quasiplasticity

  • Stefan Seelecke

Motivated by recent experimental results by Glasauer [1], a thermodynamic theory of shape memory alloys is proposed, which includes not only the high temperature – pseudoelastic – behavior but also the low temperature range of quasiplasticity. Due to the occurance of three different phases – austenite and two martensitic variants – several cases of two-phase equilibria and a three-phase equilibrium have to be taken into account. Their relevance is determined by minimization of the total free energy and subsequently illustrated by the construction of phase charts. A special point of interest is the influence of interfacial energy effects on these phase charts, resulting in phenomena like, for example, the apparent violation of Gibbs' phase rule. Furthermore, the role of interfacial energies in the hysteretic load-displacement behavior is discussed in the light of the additional quasiplastic case.


Free Energy Austenite Special Point Shape Memory Equilibrium Thermodynamic 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Seelecke
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  1. 1.TU Berlin, Institut für Verfahrenstechnik, Straße des 17.Juni 135, D-10623 Berlin, GermanyDE

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