Studying phase transformation in a shape memory alloy with full-field measurement techniques

  • D. Delpueyo
  • M. Grédiac
  • X. Balandraud
  • C. Badulescu
Conference paper
Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)


This paper deals with phase transformations that occur in a Cu-Al-Be single-crystal specimen of shape memory subjected to a tensile test. Two different techniques are used to experimentally evidence these phase transformations: the grid method to obtain strain maps and infrared thermography to deduce heat source distributions from temperature fields. Some typical strain and heat source maps obtained during the loading and unloading phases are discussed and interpreted.


Shape Memory Alloy Digital Image Correlation Strain Level Habit Plane Grid Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Delpueyo
    • 1
  • M. Grédiac
    • 1
  • X. Balandraud
    • 1
  • C. Badulescu
    • 1
  1. 1.EA 3867, Laboratoire de Mécanique et IngénieriesClermont Université Université Blaise Pascal & IFMAClermont-FerrandFrance

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