Biaxial loading experiments on Cu-Al-Ni single crystals

C. Chu, R. D. James

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We present the results of some recent biaxial loading experiments on the transition between two homogeneously deformed variants of martensite. The size of the observed hysteresis strongly depends on the orientation of the specimen and on the presence of small imposed disturbances. We present a new constrained theory of martensite that accurately predicts the stable variant, but fails to quantitatively predict the hysteresis. We are thereby led to consider a mismatch energy arising at approximate interfaces. The experiments suggest a form of the mismatch energy that is significantly different from that used in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExperiments in Smart Materials and Structures
EditorsDennis A. Siginer, William E. VanArsdale, Cengiz M. Altan, Andreas N. Alexandrou
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0791812561
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Nov 28 1993Dec 3 1993

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD
ISSN (Print)0160-8835


OtherProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA


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