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J. Phys. IV France
Volume 07, Numéro C5, November 1997
IVth European Symposium on Martensitic Transformations
Page(s) C5-83 - C5-88
IVth European Symposium on Martensitic Transformations

J. Phys. IV France 07 (1997) C5-83-C5-88

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1997513

Extension of a Linear Behaviour Model of Shape Memory Alloys for Finite Strain Studies

S. Moyne, M.L. Boubakar and C. Lexcellent

Laboratoire de Mécanique Appliquée R. Chaléat, URA 004 du CNRS, 26 chemin de l'Épitaphe, 25030 Besançon cedex, France

Within a thermodynamical approach associated to the classical local state postulate, a constitutive macroscopic model, named RL model [1][2], has been built in order to predict the pseudoelastic behaviour of shape memory alloys (SMA). This behaviour occurs with a martensitic transformation. The volume fraction of martensite z is taken as internal variable and the evolution kinetics of z are derived from metallurgical considerations. In its existing form, the RL model is only valid for small strain calculations. In this paper, an extension is proposed for finite tranformations. Using a formulation in a rotating frame, the obtained model is closed form of the original one. For numerical calculations of NiTi thin films, a stress computation algorithm is also presented. It consists on two steps, the first one is an elastic prediction and the second, a possible pseudoelastic correction. The correction follows an implicit Euler-backward method. To ensure the convergence of the Newton scheme for FE simulation, a consistent tangent operator is used. The results obtained with the proposed approach are in good agreement with the experiments.

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