Damping Properties of SMA
This chapter analyzes applicability of different models of anelasticity to damping capacity of shape memory alloys both in the martensitic state and during the martensitic transformation. The chapter focuses mainly on recent observations made in Cu-based and NiTi alloys. From the latest works it is evident that the high damping capacity can not only be related to the hysteretic mobility of interfaces between martensitic variants but may be associated as well with internal defects of variants.
S. Kustov and J. Van Humbeeck, "Damping Properties of SMA", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 583, pp. 85-109, 2008