Magneto-Mechanical Finite Element Analysis of Single Crystalline Ni2MnGa Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloy
Yuping Zhu, Tao Chen and Kai Yu

Source CMC: Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 97-108, 2014
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Keywords Ferromagnetic shape memory alloy, Magneto-mechanical coupling, Finite element analysis, Mechanical behaviors.
Abstract Based on an existing micromechanical constitutive model for Ni2MnGa ferromagnetic shape memory alloy single crystals, a three-dimensional quasi-static isothermal incremental constitutive model that is suitable for finite element analysis is derived by using Hamilton's variational principle. This equation sets up the coupling relation between the magnetic vector potential and the mechanical displacement. By using the incremental equation and ANSYS software, the mechanical behaviors of martensitic variant reorientation for Ni2MnGa single crystals are analyzed under magneto-mechanical coupling action. And the finite element results agree well with the experimental data. The methods used in the paper can well describe the mechanical behaviors of the material in complex fields.
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