Functional Properties of Shape Memory Materials and their Applications


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Series: Mechanical Engineering Theory and Applications

BISAC: TEC009070

This book is compiled into three parts. Part 1 describes the functional properties of shape memory alloy, such as the shape memory effect and superelasticity, the constitutive equation for thermomechanical properties, the bi-axial tensile-torsional behavior, influence of strain rate on deformation behavior, cyclic deformation properties, micromechanical model of polycrystalline SMAs, application of thermomechanical model to tension-compression behavior, the transformation-induced creep and stress relaxation, and the torsional deformation of thin tape. Part 2 contains the advanced functions of shape-memory alloy and polymer such as the shape-retaining control using SMA system, the micromechanical model of shape memory polymer, performance of shape memory polymer composite, enhancement of fatigue life of SMA by ultrasonic shot peening and nitrogen ion implantation, enhancement of corrosion fatigue life of SMA , development of functionally-graded shape-memory alloy and polymer, development of shape memory composites and development of 3D-printing of shape memory polymer. Part 3 deals with the applications of shape-memory alloy and polymer such as the development of application model in engineering filed, the smart vortex generator for aircraft, the smart morphing flap driven by SMA wires and the development of application models of SMA brain spatula in medical engineering filed, the working support device in nursing care field and the energy conversion teaching material in education.

This book will be of interest to graduate students, engineers, materials scientists and designers who are working in the field of mechanical and electric engineering, medical engineering, nursing care technology, aerospace engineering, robots, automatic machines, clothes and recycling for research, design, manufacturing and fabrication.

Table of Contents


Part 1. Functional Properties of Shape Memory Alloy

Chapter 1. Shape memory effect and superelasticity

Chapter 2. Constitutive equation for thermomechanical properties

Chapter 3. Bi-axial tensile-torsional behavior

Chapter 4. Influence of strain rate on deformation behavior

Chapter 5. Cyclic deformation properties

Chapter 6. Micromechanical model of polycrystalline shape memory alloys

Chapter 7. Application of thermomechanical model to tension-compression behavior

Chapter 8. Transformation-induced creep

Chapter 9. Transformation-induced stress relaxation

Chapter 10. Torsional deformation of shape memory alloy thin tape

Part 2 Advanced Functions of Shape-Memory Alloy and Polymer

Chapter 11. Shape-retaining control using shape-memory alloy system

Chapter 12. Micromechanical model of shape memory polymer

Chapter 13. Performance of shape memory polymer composite

Chapter 14. Enhancement of fatigue life of shape memory alloy by ultrasonic shot peening

Chapter 15. Influence of nitrogen ion implantation on mechanical properties of shape memory alloy

Chapter 16. Enhancement of fatigue life of shape memory alloy by nitrogen ion implantation

Chapter 17. Enhancement of corrosion fatigue life of shape memory alloy

Chapter 18. Functionally-graded shape-memory alloy

Chapter 19. Functionally-graded shape memory polymer

Chapter 20. Shape memory composites

Chapter 21. 3D-printing of shape memory polymer

Chapter 22. Advanced subjects in shape memory alloys and polymers

 Part 3. Applications of Shape-Memory Alloy and  Polymer

 Chapter 23. Smart eco-grille

Chapter 24. Smart vortex generator for aircraft

Chapter 25. Smart morphing flap driven by shape-memory alloy wires

Chapter 26. Application model in medical engineering filed

Chapter 27. Application model in nursing care field

Chapter 28. Application model in education


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