Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 30, Issue 22, pp 5750–5754 | Cite as

Bending of shape-memory alloy-reinforced composite beam

  • Guojun Sun
  • C. T. Sun


Based on the one-dimensional thermo-mechanical constitutive relation of a shape-memory alloy (SMA) in which the dependence of the elastic modulus of SMA upon the martensite fraction is considered, a constitutive relation for the bending of a composite beam with eccentrically embedded SMA wires has been developed. The deflection-temperature relation upon heating and cooling has been analysed for the SMA-reinforced composite beam.


Polymer Martensite Elastic Modulus Material Processing Constitutive Relation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guojun Sun
    • 1
  • C. T. Sun
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Civil Engineering and MechanicsShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Aerospace Engineering, Mechanics and Engineering ScienceUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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