We discuss a metastability problem arising in martensitic phase transformations, for which it can be proved that hysteresis occurs as a consequence of the geometric incompatibility between the parent and nucleating phases. This result does not follow from the existing general theory of local minimisers in the calculus of variations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||ZAMM Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 2|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1996|