Description and Simulation of Shape Memory

  • Ingo Müller
Conference paper


Shape memory and pseudoelasticity provide a paradigma of thermomechanical interaction in a solid. In a schematic manner we describe some observed properties of shape memory alloys and we proceed to simulate them by a structural model. The exploitation of the properties of the model uses simple ideas from statistical mechanics and from the theory of activated processes.


Shape Memory Alloy Interfacial Energy Boltzmann Factor Statistical Argument Lattice Particle 
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© Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingo Müller
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  1. 1.Physikalische IngenieurwissenschaftTU BerlinGermany

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