Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 43, Issue 14, pp 4921–4928 | Cite as

Phenomenological description of thermomechanical behavior of shape memory alloy

  • Jun-Yan Liu
  • Hao LuEmail author
  • Jun-Mei Chen
  • Combescure Alain
  • Tong Wu


On the basis of a thermomechanical phenomenological model, we analyze the thermomechanical behavior of polycrystalline NiTi. Pseudoelastic response and strain-temperature response under fixed stress are studied by using finite element simulation. Calculated mechanical and thermal hysteresis behaviors of NiTi sheet are in good agreement with those observed experimentally. Hardening in stress–strain hysteresis loop and sharp change of strain in strain-temperature hysteresis loop are described by numerical simulation. The result from thermomechanically coupled calculation shows the phenomenon that phase transition occurs by nucleation and propagation of transformation fronts.


Austenite Martensite Shape Memory Alloy Finite Element Simulation Helmholtz Free Energy 



This project is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.50475021).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun-Yan Liu
    • 1
  • Hao Lu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jun-Mei Chen
    • 1
  • Combescure Alain
    • 2
  • Tong Wu
    • 2
  1. 1.Materials Science and Engineering SchoolShanghai Jiaotong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.LaMCoSINSA-LyonVilleurbanneFrance

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