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Shape Memory and Superelastic Alloys

Applications and Technologies

Shape memory and superelastic alloys possess properties not present in ordinary metals meaning that they can be used for a variety of applications. Shape memory and superelastic alloys: Applications and technologies explores these applications discussing their key features and commercial performance. Readers will gain invaluable information and insight into the current and potential future applications of shape memory alloys.

Part one covers the properties and processing of shape memory effect and superelasticity in alloys for practical users with chapters covering the basic characteristics of Ti-Ni-based and Ti-Nb-based shape memory and superelastic (SM/SE) alloys, the development and commercialisation of TiNi and Cu-based alloys, industrial processing and device elements, design of SMA coil springs for actuators before a final overview on the development of SM and SE applications. Part two introduces SMA application technologies with chapters investigating SMAs in electrical applications, hot-water supply, construction and housing, automobiles and railways and aerospace engineering before looking at the properties, processing and applications of Ferrous (Fe)-based SMAs. Part three focuses on the applications of superelastic alloys and explores their functions in the medical, telecommunications, clothing, sports and leisure industries. The appendix briefly describes the history and activity of the Association of Shape Memory Alloys (ASMA).

With its distinguished editors and team of expert contributors, Shape memory and superelastic alloys: Applications and technologies is be a valuable reference tool for metallurgists as well as for designers, engineers and students involved in one of the many industries in which shape memory effect and superelasticity are used such as construction, automotive, medical, aerospace, telecommunications, water/heating, clothing, sports and leisure.

Hardbound, 232 Pages

Published: April 2011

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-707-5

Contents

  • Part 1 Properties and processing: Mechanisms and properties of the shape memory effect and superelasticity in alloys and other materials: A practical guide; Basic characteristics of Ti-Ni based and Ti-Nb based alloys; Development and commercialisation of Ti-Ni and Cu-based shape memory alloys; Industrial processing of Ti-Ni shape memory alloys to achieve key properties; Design of shape memory alloy (SMA) coil springs for actuator applications; Overview of the development of shape memory and superelastic alloy applications. Part 2 Application technologies for shape memory alloys: Applications of shape memory alloys in electrical appliances; Applications of shape memory alloys in hot-water supply; The use of shape memory alloys in construction and housing; The use of shape memory alloys (SMAs) in automobiles and trains; The use of shape memory alloys in aerospace engineering; Ferrous (Fe-based) shape memory alloys: Properties, processing and applications. Part 3 Application technologies for superelastic alloys: Applications of superelastic alloys in the telecommunications, industry; Applications of superelastic alloys in the clothing, sports and leisure industries; Medical applications of superelastic Ni-Ti alloys.

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