Materials science and engineering a-structural materials properties microstructure and processing vol:368 issue:1-2 pages:299-310
Shape memory alloys embedded into composites have many possible applications, such as using the composites for shape control of structures. changing vibration frequencies or for use in controlling impact damage. However before these can become a reality the basic thermomechanical behaviour of the SMA-composites needs to be well understood. This paper details an investigation into the thermomechanical behaviour of the SMA-composites, looking at the preliminary results of recovery stresses produced and the stress and strain behaviour with respect to temperature. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.