Shape Memory Alloys
Shape memory alloys are mixtures of many martensites and of austenite. The composition of the mixture varies: the martensites and the austenite transform into one another. These phase changes can be produced either by thermal actions or by mechanical actions. The striking properties of shape memory alloys result from interactions between mechanical and thermal actions [29, 136, 183].
KeywordsShape Memory Alloy Shape Memory Effect State Quantity Void Volume Fraction Dissipative Force
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