A review of modeling techniques for advanced effects in shape memory alloy behavior

Cheikh Cisse, Wael Zaki, Tarak Ben Zineb

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The paper reviews and discusses various techniques used in the literature for modeling complex behaviors observed in shape memory alloys (SMAs) that go beyond the core pseudoelastic and shape memory effects. These behaviors, which will be collectively referred to herein as 'secondary effects', include mismatch between austenite and martensite moduli, martensite reorientation under nonproportional multiaxial loading, slip and transformation-induced plasticity and their influence on martensite transformation, strong thermomechanical coupling and the influence of loading rate, tensile-compressive asymmetry, and the formation of internal loops due to incomplete phase transformation. In addition, because of their importance for practical design considerations, the paper discusses functional and structural fatigue, and fracture mechanics of SMAs.

Original languageBritish English
Article number103001
JournalSmart Materials and Structures
Issue number10
StatePublished - 16 Sep 2016


  • modeling
  • review
  • shape memory alloys


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