Thermo-mechanical behaviour of shape memory alloy reinforced composite laminate (Ni-Ti/glass-fibre/epoxy)

Zhongqing Su, Hanchao Mai, Meng Lu, Lin Ye

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The thermo-mechanical behaviour of a shape memory alloy reinforced composite (SMARC) laminated plate (Ni-48.8Ti/Glass-fibre/Epoxy) was studied. A theoretical frame of the constitutive law was first proposed using irreversible thermodynamics. Expressions were derived in details in terms of some approximations based on meso-mechanics. Typical experiments, including uniaxial tension, restrained recovery, free recovery tests, etc., were carried out to determine the material coefficients. The results obtained include the constitutive relationship between stress and strain, the expression of entropy, and the dependence of the effective 'elastic' coefficients on temperature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)705-710
Number of pages6
JournalComposite Structures
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Composite Structures - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 15 Nov 199916 Nov 1999


  • Constitutive relations
  • Fibre reinforced composites
  • Shape memory alloy
  • Thermodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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