Models for the macroscopic behavior of Shape Memory Materials can be conveniently constructed within the Ziegler-Green-Naghdi framework where all the constitutive information is encoded in two ingredients: the free energy and the dissipation function. In a previous work, we have proposed various expressions for the basic functions suitable to model pseudoelasticity with complete transformations cycles. In this work we consider additional effects due to Martensite reorientation and to transformation reversal prior to transformation completion. The new constitutive model allows for the modeling of a variety of effects including: shape memory associated with thermally induced transformation, internal pseudoelastic subloops and the determination of limit cycles associated with repetitive stress cycling.
Uniaxial modeling of multivariant shape-memory materials with internal sublooping using dissipation functions / Bernardini, Davide; Thomas J., Pence. - In: MECCANICA. - ISSN 0025-6455. - STAMPA. - 40:4-6 SPEC. ISS.(2005), pp. 339-364. [10.1007/s11012-005-2103-4]