Recent Progress on Modeling Slip Deformation in Shape Memory Alloys

H. Sehitoglu, S. Alkan

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This paper presents an overview of slip deformation in shape memory alloys. The performance of shape memory alloys depends on their slip resistance often quantified through the Critical Resolved Shear Stress (CRSS) or the flow stress. We highlight previous studies that identify the active slip systems and then proceed to show how non-Schmid effects can be dominant in shape memory slip behavior. The work is mostly derived from our recent studies while we highlight key earlier works on slip deformation. We finally discuss the implications of understanding the role of slip on curtailing the transformation strains and also the temperature range over which superelasticity prevails.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-25
Number of pages15
JournalShape Memory and Superelasticity
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018


  • Anisotropy
  • Critical resolved shear stress
  • Dislocations
  • Fatigue
  • Shape memory
  • Shear stress
  • Slip

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)


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