Kinetic modelling of thermophysical properties of shape memory alloys during phase transformation

Han Fang, Bill Wong, Yu Bai

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Properties of shape memory alloys during phase transformation are strongly affected by the heating rate based on the kinetics of phase transformation. A new mathematical approach, named Linearity method, was developed for estimating the kinetic parameters and degree of phase transformation at different heating rates. This method was found to be more appropriate in estimating these properties than the existing Kissinger method. A specific heat capacity model considering the heating rate effect was also developed and validated against the experimental results. These estimated properties can be used for determining the behaviour of the materials applied upon heating at varying rates. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-155
Number of pages10
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2017


  • Heating rate
  • Linearity method
  • Phase transformation
  • Shape memory alloys
  • Specific heat capacity
  • Specific heat capacity model
  • Estimation
  • Heating
  • Kinetics
  • Linear transformations
  • Mathematical transformations
  • Phase transitions
  • Shape memory effect
  • Thermodynamic properties
  • Heating rate effect
  • Kinetic modelling
  • Kinetics of phase transformation
  • Kissinger methods
  • Mathematical approach
  • Specific heat

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