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Deformation of Heterogeneous Adaptive Composite



Julia Slutsker, Alexander L. Roytburd


The superelastic deformation of an adaptive layer composite containing a shape memory alloy as an active component is considered in this paper. It is shown that the intrisic instability of superelastic deformation can be suppressed in such kind of the composite. The stability analysis of superelastic defomation allows one to formulate design principles of adaptive composites with controlled stress-strain hysteresis. The analysis of composite with sufficiently different elastic moduli of a passive and an active layers is a necessary step for using adaptive composites in application required a large reversible superelastic deformation.
Journal of Materials Science


adaptive composite, shape memory alloys, superelasticitythermodynamic analysis


Slutsker, J. and Roytburd, A. (2008), Deformation of Heterogeneous Adaptive Composite, Journal of Materials Science (Accessed July 14, 2024)


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Created October 16, 2008