|Department:||Materials Science and Engineering|
|Office:||Engineering I (bldg. 40) 111|
Research Interests: Shape memory alloys; in situ neutron diffraction at stress and temperature; mechanical behavior; actutator development; medical alloy development
Ph.D. MIT PhD
O. Benafan, W. Notardonato and R. Vaidyanathan, “Design and development of a shape memory alloy activated heat pipe based thermal switch”, Smart Mater Struct, 22 10 (2013) 105017.
O. Benafan, R.D. Noebe, S.A. Padula II, A. Garg, B. Clausen, S. Vogel and R. Vaidyanathan, “Temperature dependent deformation of B2 austenite in a NiTi shape-memory alloy”, Int J Plasticity 51 (2013) 103.
O. Benafan, S.A. Padula II, R.D. Noebe, D.W. Brown, B. Clausen and R. Vaidyanathan, “An in situ neutron diffraction study of shape setting shape-memory NiTi”, Acta Mater 61 10 (2013) 3585.
O. Benafan, R.D. Noebe, S.A. Padula II, D.J. Gaydosh, B.A. Lerch, A. Garg, G.S. Bigelow, K. An and R. Vaidyanathan, “Temperature dependent behavior of a polycrystalline NiTi shape-memory alloy around the transformation regime”, Scripta Mater 68 8 (2013) 571.
S. Padula II, S. Qiu, D. Gaydosh, R.D. Noebe, G. Bigelow, A. Garg and R. Vaidyanathan, “Effect of upper-cycle temperature on the load-biased, strain-temperature response of NiTi”, Met Trans A 43 A (2012) 4610.