Shape Memory Alloys

  • Michel FrémondEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Unione Matematica Italiana book series (UMILN, volume 13)


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].


Shape Memory Alloy Shape Memory Effect State Quantity Void Volume Fraction Dissipative Force 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria CivileUniversità di Roma “Tor Vergata”RomaItaly

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