Magnetic shape memory alloys (MSMAs) are materials commonly used for actuation, sensing, and/or power harvesting applications. To date, these applications have primarily been explored under a magnetic field and/or a compressive stress, with the stress and the field acting along directions perpendicular to each other. However, other applications may be envisioned, and existing applications may be optimized, with alternate load configurations. The alternate load configuration to be explored in this work is the application of bi-axial compressive stresses. This configuration could be used in actuation or power harvesting applications. A constitutive model, proposed by LaMaster et al. [1], is simplified and used to predict the response of the material under bi-axial compressive stresses. Model predictions are compared with experimental data from the literature.

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