Constitutive modeling of aluminum matrix NiTi fiber-reinforced smart composite

Wing Bun Lee, M. Jie, Chak Yin Tang

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The purpose of this study is to provide a numerical method to model the constitutive behavior of aluminum matrix NiTi fiber-reinforced smart composite along the fiber direction. In the present approach, pseudo-elasticity, shape-memory, and strain-hardening effects have been taken into account. During phase transformation, the strain-temperature relation of NiTi fibers has been assumed to be linear. Hence, the incremental stress-strain relationship of the fibers has been derived for each temperature range where phase transformation takes place. A bi-linear and isotropic hardening elasto-plastic model has been employed to describe the stress-strain relation of the aluminum matrix. With the consideration of the fabrication procedure, the stress-strain behavior of the composite has been computed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-223
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2001


  • NiTi fiber
  • Shape-memory effect
  • Smart composite
  • Stress-strain relationship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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