Internal Friction Phenomena at Polymeric and Metallic Shape Memory Materials. Experimental and Theoretical Results
The internal friction phenomenon in metallic and polymeric shape memory materials is analyzed. The experimental results permit validation of a theoretical model which describes qualitatively the temperature dependence of the internal friction for the investigated materials. Moreover, theoretical model accepts not only evaluations of different states of material (solid state structural transformations as martensite-austenite) but also materials very different as nature (metallic or plastic).