Perspective in Application of the Phase Field Theory to Smart Materials Performance
Previous works on the kinetics of martensitic transformation in shape memory materials through Landau theory and the application of the phase field theory to study phase transformations in alloys are briefly reviewed. Based on field model to improper martensitic transformation proposed by Wang and Khachaturyan in 1997, a simpler model is suggested. Using this model, the motion speed and shape of parent/martensite and martensite-martensite interface are quantitatively described, which are important factors to be considered in design of smart device using shape memory materials as a main element.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
T.Y. Hsu et al., "Perspective in Application of the Phase Field Theory to Smart Materials Performance", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 1909-1914, 2005