J. Phys. IV France 115 (2004) 375
Finite element simulation of a multicrystal in shape memory alloyC. Niclaeys, T. Ben Zineb and E. Patoor
LPMM UMR CNRS 7554 ENSAM CER de Metz, Technopole Metz 2000, 4 rue Augustin Fresnel, 57078 Metz Cedex, France
The current increasing tendency is to design small components. Compared to the sample size, the grain size can not be neglected any more. In this case, homogeneous constitutive laws based on scale transition method are not adapted. FEM (Finite Element Method) seems well adapted to take into account the exact shape of each grain, in order to represent correctly the heterogeneous behavior.
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