Workshop – Spinal Spacer Modeled with Shape Memory Alloy Memory Effect

This example problem presents two shape memory alloy (SMA) simulations: a spinal spacer implant and a spring actuator.

The following features and capabilities are highlighted:

  • The SMA material model using martensite and austenite (nitinol)
  • SMA behavior with thermal loading

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