Martensitic transformations: from continuum mechanics to spin models and automata

F. J. Perez-Reche, L. Truskinovsky, G. Zanzotto

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We present a new procedure for the systematic reduction of a continuum theory of martensitic transformations to a spin system whose dynamics can be described by an automaton. Our prototypical model reproduces most of the experimental observations in martensites associated with criticality and power-law acoustic emission. In particular, it explains in a natural way why cyclic training is necessary to reach scale-free behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-26
Number of pages10
JournalContinuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

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