Length scale effects and multiscale modeling of thermally induced phase transformation kinetics in NiTi SMA
AffiliationCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Arizona
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CitationFrantziskonis et al, 2017, Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng.
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AbstractThermally induced phase transformation in NiTi shape memory alloys (SMA) shows strong size and shape, collectively termed length scale effects, at the nano to micrometer scales, and that has important implications for the design and use of devices and structures at such scales. This paper, based on a recently developed multiscale model that utilizes molecular dynamics (MD) simulations at small scales and MD-verified phase field (PhF) simulations at larger scales, reports results on specific length scale effects, i.e. length scale effects in martensite phase fraction evolution, transformation temperatures (martensite and austenite start and finish) and in the thermally cyclic transformation between austenitic and martensitic phase. The multiscale study identifies saturation points for length scale effects and studies, for the first time, the length scale effect on the kinetics (i.e. developed internal strains) in the B19 phase during phase transformation. The major part of the work addresses small scale single crystals in specific orientations. However, the multiscale method is used in a unique and novel way to indirectly study length scale and grain size effects on evolution kinetics in polycrystalline NiTi, and to compare the simulation results to experiments. The interplay of the grain size and the length scale effect on the thermally induced martensite phase fraction (MPF) evolution is also shown in this present study. Finally, the multiscale coupling results are employed to improve phenomenological material models for NiTi SMA.
Note12 month embargo; first online 13 March 2017
VersionFinal accepted manuscript