Shape Memory Alloys: Material Modeling and Device Finite Element Simulations
The use of shape memory alloys (SMA) in an increasing number of applications in many ¯elds of engineering, such as biomedical engineering, is leading to a growing interest toward an exhaustive modeling of their macroscopic behavior in order to construct reliable simulation tools for SMA devices. In this paper we review a robust three-dimensional model able to reproduce both pseudo-elastic and shape-memory behaviors and we report numerical studies where it is used for the simulation of SMA-based biomedical devices.
F. Auricchio and A. Reali, "Shape Memory Alloys: Material Modeling and Device Finite Element Simulations", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 583, pp. 257-275, 2008