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Modeling Shape Memory Alloy in ANSYS | Tips & Tricks

May 21, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

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A shape memory alloy (SMA) such as Nitinol "remembers" its original shape. Upon loading and unloading cycles, SMAs can undergo large deformation without showing residual strains (pseudoelasticity effect, often called superelasticity), and can recover its original shape through thermal cycles (the shape memory effect). In this webinar you will learn the tips to model SMAs in ANSYS Workbench.


1. SMA superelasticity
2. SMA shape memory effect
3. Workflow of defining SMA in ANSYS
4. Example of modeling artery stent with SMA
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Presenter Bio

Kai Cao

Kai Cao, Technical Support Engineer

Kai Cao is a technical support engineer in ANSYS. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame where he studied fluid-structure interaction of medical devices.Kai's expertise is nonlinear materials, FSI, explicit dynamics and fatigue analysis.