Mechanical properties of a NiTi-based smart composite

Wing Bun Lee, M. Jie, Chak Yin Tang

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The uniaxial mechanical properties of a NiTi fibre/Al matrix smart composite are studied. An one-dimensional model is used to compute the yield stress and Young's modulus of the smart composite under different fraction of fibres and pre-strain. The theoretical results are compared with the experimental data of Furuya et al. and there is good agreement. The effects of fraction of fibres and pre-strain on the yield strength and Young's modulus of the composite have also been investigated. It is found that the effect of pre-strain on the mechanical properties of the composites is small.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)931-936
Number of pages6
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Issue number149 PART II
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998


  • Mechanical Property
  • NiTi-Based Smart Composite
  • Shape Memory Effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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