Influence of Microstructural Parameters on Shape Memory Alloys Behavior

  • C. Niclaeys
  • T. Ben Zineb
  • E. Patoor
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 114)


Modeling the functional behavior of material undergoing a martensitic phase transformation like in shape memory alloys is a challenge for the development of industrial applications using these materials. Multiscale modeling concepts developed in mechanics of materials are well adapted to solve this problem. Using a crystallographical description for the single-crystal behavior law, two examples of how the internal stresses influence the transformation in thin films and bulk materials are presented. Scale transition is performed with the self-consistent approximation in the bulk and with FEM in thin film.

Key words

Martensite Thin film Micromechanics Scale transition Finite Element 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Niclaeys
    • 1
  • T. Ben Zineb
    • 1
  • E. Patoor
    • 1
  1. 1.LPMM-ISGMP UMR CNRS 7554ENSAM MetzMetzFrance

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