Engineering Aspects of Shape Memory Alloys

Engineering Aspects of Shape Memory Alloys

1st Edition - November 13, 1990

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  • Authors: T W Duerig, K N Melton, D Stöckel
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483144757

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Engineering Aspects of Shape Memory Alloys provides an understanding of shape memory by defining terms, properties, and applications. It includes tutorials, overviews, and specific design examples—all written with the intention of minimizing the science and maximizing the engineering aspects. Although the individual chapters have been written by many different authors, each one of the best in their fields, the overall tone and intent of the book is not that of a proceedings, but that of a textbook. The book consists of five parts. Part I deals with the mechanism of shape memory and the alloys that exhibit the effect. It also defines many essential terms that will be used in later parts. Part II deals primarily with constrained recovery, but to some extent with free recovery. There is an introductory paper which defines terms and principles, then several specific examples of products based on constrained recovery. Both Parts III and IV deal with actuators. Part III introduces engineering principles while Part IV presents several of the specific examples. Finally, Part V deals with superelasticity, with an introductory paper and then several specific examples of product engineering.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    Part I

    An Introduction to Martensite and Shape Memory

    Ni-Ti Based Shape Memory Alloys

    Introduction to the R-Phase Transition

    Ni-Ti-Cu Shape Memory Alloys

    Shape Memory and Transformation Behavior of Martensitic Ti-Pd-Ni and Ti-Pt-Ni Alloys

    Cu-Based Shape Memory Alloys

    Cu-AI-Ni-Mn: A New Shape Memory Alloy for High Temperature Applications

    On the Stability of Shape Memory Alloys

    Measurable Changes Concomitant with the Shape Memory Effect Transformation

    Part II

    The Mechanical Aspects of Constrained Recovery

    Wide Hysteresis Shape Memory Alloys

    Shape Memory Alloy Tube and Pipe Couplings

    The Design of Electrical Interconnection Systems with Shape Memory Alloys

    Shape Memory Alloy Fastener Rings

    Shape Memory Alloy Applications in Space Systems

    Part III

    Actuator and Work Production Devices

    The Two-Way Shape Memory Effect

    Thermal Actuators: A Comparison of Shape Memory Alloys with Thermostatic Bimetals and Wax Actuators

    Electrical Actuators: Alloy Selection, Processing and Evaluation

    Design Principles for Ni-Ti Actuators

    Design Principles for Cu-Zn-AI Actuators

    Fatigue Properties of Ni-Ti Shape Memory Alloys

    Fatigue of Copper-Based Shape Memory Alloys

    Part IV

    Shape Memory Actuators for Automotive Applications

    The Use of Shape Memory Alloys for Fire Protection

    In Line Anti-Scald Safety Valve

    Shape Memory Sensor and Actuator for Air Conditioners

    Shape Memory Actuators in Circuit Breakers

    Shape Memory Actuators for Robotic Applications

    A Shape Memory Arming Device

    Using Shape Memory for Proportional Control

    Part V

    An Engineer's Perspective of Pseudoelasticity

    Thermal and Stress Cycling Effects and Fatigue Properties of Ni-Ti Alloys

    Linear Superelasticity in Cold-Worked Ni-Ti

    Eyeglass Frames and SMA - The Challenge and the Product

    The Use of Ni-Ti as an Implant Material in Orthopedics

    Medical Applications of Ni-Ti Alloys in China

    Superelastic Ni-Ti Alloys in Orthodontics

    Shape Memory Implants

    The Use of Ni-Ti in the Homer Mammalok

    The Use of Superelasticity in Guidewires and Arthroscopic Instrumentation

    Some Notes on the Mechanical Damping of Shape Memory Alloys


Product details

  • No. of pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1990
  • Published: November 13, 1990
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483144757

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T W Duerig

K N Melton

D Stöckel

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