Bending models for superelastic shape memory alloy laminated composite cantilever beams with elastic core layer

Viet, N. V. and Zaki, W. and Umer, R. (2018) Bending models for superelastic shape memory alloy laminated composite cantilever beams with elastic core layer. Composites Part B, 147. pp. 86-103. ISSN 1359-8368


This paper develops a novel and simple analytical model to investigate the bending response of superelastic shape memory alloy (SMA) laminated composite cantilever beam during a complete loading/unloading cycle based on ZM's three-dimensional (3D) thermomechanical model for SMAs and Timoshenko beam theory. The laminated composite beam configuration is formed by two SMA layers bonded to one elastic core layer. The results show a superelastic behavior of the composite. The moment-curvature response, martensite distribution along vertical direction, stress distribution along vertical and axial direction, tip deflection of the composite are revealed. The effects of temperature, thickness ratio and stiffness ratio on the moment-curvature response are also investigated. 3D finite element analysis (FEA) is carried out in parallel to validate against results obtained from analytical and exact numerical models. A good agreement is obtained. Whereby the maximum observed difference in terms of curvature is 7% between analytical and 3D FEA data, and 0.5% between analytical and accurate numerical solutions at moment during the loading cases. This novel work sheds light on the fundamental and deep knowledge of SMA composite's static bending behavior. That will be very helpful and significant for other researchers to furtherly investigate on dynamical behavior of this and other SMA laminated composite configurations.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2019 01:59
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 01:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: laminates; analytical modelling; numerical analysis; finite element analysis (FEA); shape memory alloy
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8699 Other Manufacturing > 869999 Manufacturing not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.04.035

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