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epascha
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Add Nitinol in the material library (Inventor)

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10-31-2013 03:42 PM
Hi, 

I was wondering if there is a way to import or add Nitinol alloy into my Inventor material list. I need to do stress simulations and Nitinol is not included... 

Any help would be greatly appreciated... 

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blair
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Re: Add Nitinol in the material library (Inventor)

10-31-2013 04:38 PM in reply to: epascha

Just add/create a new Material: http://help.autodesk.com/view/INVNTOR/2014/ENU/?contextId=HELP_SYSTEM

 

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Re: Add Nitinol in the material library (Inventor)

11-01-2013 10:14 AM in reply to: epascha

epascha,

 

Here are two more links for you:

 

Materials
http://help.autodesk.com/cloudhelp/2014/ENU/Inventor/files/GUID-15A55781-4AEA-4C34-9060-F25CF02EE3E5...

Create material
http://help.autodesk.com/cloudhelp/2014/ENU/Inventor/files/GUID-0C667C45-2D01-4CAD-9C5A-91E22C2BA474...

 

Please accept this as a solution if it answers your question.

 

Have a great weekend.



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Re: Add Nitinol in the material library (Inventor)

11-01-2013 04:48 PM in reply to: bob.holland

I don't want to spoil your fun, but modeling Nitinol is tremendously difficult. Typically this is done at the element level (e.g., in ABAQUS) because the material is non-linear and coupled in both strain and temperature, plus it's hysteretic and history-dependant; unless you're going to implement a material model somehow, I don't know what you hope to achieve.  By order of magnitude you could assume the martensie phase behaves like copper and the austenite phase like aluminum; but again...you'd be using linear mechanics for a highly non-linear material and your results will be inacurate.

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