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FEMAP Shape Memory Alloys

Hey everyone,


I'm kinda new to FEMAP but I already learned the basics. So I'm doing research for my master thesis where I have to study Shape Memory Alloys, focusing Nitinol (for stent application) and I am using FEMAP to do all the numerical simulations. I recently discovered that in the materials section there are two different ways to apply Nitinol. Either I go with de solution  508. NX Nastran Shape Memory Alloy or I go with 605.NEi Nastran Nitinol. 

What I wanted to know is what material models (in terms of material behavior) are behind this solutions and/or what parameters do I need to provide to FEMAP in order to get these working.


Can please anyone help me?


Thanks in advance, 

Andreia Santos