Mechanical Properties of Shape Memory Materials

Hisaaki Tobushi
Aichi Institute of Technology, Toyota, Japan

Ryosuke Matsui
Aichi Institute of Technology, Toyota, Japan

Elzbieta A. Pieczyska
Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Kohei Takeda
Aichi Institute of Technology, Toyota, Japan

Series: Materials Science and Technologies, Mechanical Engineering Theory and Applications
BISAC: TEC021000



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In order to contribute to solving the problems of resources and the energy and environment of the earth, the development of high performance materials is required. The development of intelligent or smart materials and their systems is vital since they have various functions, such as sensing, working, and crack-healing by themselves, etc. In intelligent materials, the development of shape memory alloy (SMA) has attracted high attention because of the unique properties that shape memory effect (SME) and superelasticity (SE) possess. If we use the SME and SE in practical applications, not only large recovery strain but also high recovery stress, energy storage and energy dissipation can be obtained. This book describes the mechanical and fatigue properties of SMA, and will be of interest to graduate students, engineers, scientists and designers who are working in the area of electric and mechanical engineering, medical engineering, aerospace engineering, robots, automatic machines, clothes and recycling for the job of research, design, manufacturing and fabrication. (Imprint: Nova)


Part 1. Mechanical Properties of Shape Memory Alloy

Chapter 1. Shape Memory Effect and Superelasticity

Chapter 2. Thermomechanical Modeling

Chapter 3. Influence of Loading Rate on Deformation Property

Chapter 4. Cyclic Deformation Property

Chapter 5. Damping and Energy Storage

Chapter 6. High Elastic Deformation

Chapter 7. Bending Deformation for Medical Instrument

Chapter 8. Simple Shear Deformation

Chapter 9. Torsional Deformation of Thin Tape

Chapter 10. Shape Memory Alloy Heat Engine

Part 2. Fatigue Properties of Shape Memory Alloy

Chapter 11. Bending Fatigue of Shape Memory Alloy

Chapter 12. Bending Fatigue of Superelastic Thin Tube

Chapter 13. Bending Fatigue of High Elastic Alloy Wire

Chapter 14. Bending Fatigue of Cast SMA

Part 3. Mechanical Properties of Shape Memory Polymer

Chapter 15. Functional Property of Polyurethane SMP

Chapter 16. Thermomechanical Modeling

Chapter 17. Deformation Properties of Foam

Chapter 18. Secondary Shape Forming

Part 4. Mechanical Properties of Shape Memory Composite

Chapter 19. Shape Memory Composite with SMA and SMP

Chapter 20. Bending Property of SMC Belt

Chapter 21. Three-Way Bending Property of SMC Belt


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