This paper presents an extension of a well-established constitutive model for NiTi covering both reversible (elastic, martensitic transformation, martensite reorientation) and irreversible (plastic) deformation mechanisms. Besides the inclusion of mechanisms of plastic deformation in both austenitic and martensitic phases in an independent manner, the model also newly captures more complex coupled phenomena of martensitic transformation and plastic deformation, such as transformation-induced plasticity, stabilization of martensite by plastic deformation, or plasticity-induced microstrain heterogeneity leading to functional fatigue. Despite a large number of different mechanisms involved in the model, which is reflected by a considerable number of internal parameters introduced for the description of the evolving microstructure of the material, the model still brings a basic, simple phenomenological understanding of the coupled transformation-plasticity proceeding in NiTi. After successful implementation to FEM software, the model provides new possibilities for simulations of NiTi components' behavior and processing.

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