Development of turnbuckle brace with cu-al-mn superelastic alloy to reduce residual deformation

Yuji Koetaka, Yoshikazu Araki, Toshihiro Omori, Ryosuke Kainuma

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This paper proposes a turnbuckle brace with Cu-Al-Mn superelastic alloy for reducing residual deformation. Firstly, mechanical properties of Cu-Al-Mn superelastic alloy bar is obtained from coupon test. Secondly, mechanical behavior of screw joint with threaded superelastic alloy bar is examined from cyclic loading test. Then, design method of screw joint with the superelastic alloy is proposed. Finally, an experimental verification is conducted on the turnbuckle brace to which superelastic alloy bar is connected by the screw joints. From the experimental result, it is demonstrated that residual deformation of the turnbuckle brace with the superelastic alloy hardly occurs after loading.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-172
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Structural and Construction Engineering
Issue number695
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1


  • Loading test
  • Residual deformation
  • Screw joint
  • Superelastic alloy
  • Turnbuckle brace

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction


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