Existence and uniqueness of solutions for a three-dimensional thermoelastic system
A thermodynamically consistent model of shape memory alloys in three dimensions is studied. The thermoelastic system, based on the strain tensor, its gradient and the absolute temperature, is a generalization of the well-known one-dimensional Falk model. The key assumptions concerning the form of constitutive relations are discussed. The detailed and selfcontained proof of the global-in-time existence and uniqueness of solutions is presented.