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Shape memory alloy

    • Ankusham
      Subscriber

      I am trying to model shape memory effect with the geometry like horseshoe. i am doing it in 3 load step with initial body temperature 278.15 k


            1 Displacement loading of 5 mm on each end i;e to widen the opening


            2 Unloading i;e applying 0 displacement load at the two faces for elastic recovery


            3 Temperature loading 310.15 k to recover the plastic strain remains after unloading.


      To avoid nonlinear convergence problem, i used newton raphson method UNSYMMETRICAL, LARGE DEFLECTION ON, APPLY LOAD IN 300 SUB-STEP, ELEMENT SOLID 185(supportable for sma).


      Solution converges for 2 load step i;e loading and unloading, but at the start of very first sub-step of 3rd load step the solution i non convergent with error as some elements are HIGHLY DISTORTED.


       

    • Sandeep Medikonda
      Ansys Employee

      Hi Ankusham,


         Can you browse to the “Last Set” of results, select “Nonlinear Diagnostics” and highlight the item(s) that appear in the ‘Nonlinear Diagnostics – Postprocessing’  dialogue box?


      Also, are you performing a coupled thermal-structural analysis?


      Regards,


      Sandeep

    • Sandeep Medikonda
      Ansys Employee

      Hi Ankusham,


      Can you share the material properties you are using in your model for the Shape Memory Alloy?


      As a first step, I would recommend you to take these properties and use them in one of the simple verification examples from the manual or even try your model with the properties listed in those examples, For Ex:



      Note that there are 3 verification examples available in the documentation:


      ANSYS Documentation > Verification Manuals > Mechanical APDL Verification Manual > I. Verification Test Case Descriptions > VM221


      ANSYS Documentation > Verification Manuals > Mechanical APDL Verification Manual > I. Verification Test Case Descriptions > VM251


      ANSYS Documentation > Verification Manuals > Mechanical APDL Verification Manual > I. Verification Test Case Descriptions > VM273


      Hope this helps.


      ~Sandeep


       

    • Ankusham
      Subscriber

      Thank you sandeep,


      i am using  static structural and VM221 is useful in my case. I modeled that correctly But in my case boundary condition, load, material properties are different.


      i look forward as per  your suggestion.


      with regards


      Ankush    

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