TY - CHAP A1 - V. P. Panoskaltsis ED1 - Francisco Manuel Braz Fernandes Y1 - 2013-04-03 PY - 2013 T1 - Mechanics of Shape Memory Alloy Materials – Constitutive Modeling and Numerical Implications N2 - Shape memory alloys have become in the past decades a well established research subject. However, the complex relations between properties and structure have created a continuously growing interest for a deeper insight all this time. The complexity of relationships between structure and properties is mostly related to the fact that strong ?multidimensional? interactions are taking place: from the early studies focusing on the thermal and/or mechanical induced phase transformations to the more recent findings on the magnetically induced structural changes. On the other hand, these singular behavioral characteristics have driven a great industrial interest due to the innovative aspects that the applications of shape memory alloys may provide. This makes this subject a highly attractive source of continuous studies, ranging from basics crystallography and thermodynamics to mechanical analysis and electrical and magnetic properties characterization. In this book, a group of recent studies is compiled focusing on a wide range of topics from processing to the relationship between the structure and properties, as well as new applications. BT - Shape Memory Alloys SP - Ch. 6 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/52228 DO - 10.5772/52228 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-11 ER -