Shape Memory Alloy Engineering

Shape Memory Alloy Engineering

For Aerospace, Structural, and Biomedical Applications

2nd Edition - January 13, 2021

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  • Editors: Antonio Concilio, Vincenza Antonucci, Ferdinando Auricchio, Leonardo Lecce, Elio Sacco
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128192672
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128192641

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Shape Memory Alloy Engineering: For Aerospace, Structural and Biomedical Applications, Second Edition embraces new advancements in materials, systems and applications introduced since the first edition. Readers will gain an understanding of the intrinsic properties of SMAs and their characteristic state diagrams. Sections address modeling and design process aspects, explore recent applications, and discuss research activities aimed at making new devices for innovative implementations. The book discusses both the potential of these fascinating materials, their limitations in everyday life, and tactics on how to overcome some limitations in order to achieve proper design of useful SMA mechanisms.

Key Features

  • Provides a greatly expanded scope, looking at new applications of SMA devices and current research activities
  • Covers all aspects of SMA technology - from a global state-of-the-art survey, to the classification of existing materials, basic material design, material manufacture, and from device engineering design to implementation within actual systems
  • Presents the material within a modular architecture over different topics, from material conception to practical engineering realization


Materials researchers; materials, mechanical and aerospace engineers and graduate students working in the field of shape memory alloys for aerospace and other applications

Table of Contents

  • Section 1. Introduction
    1. Historical background and future perspectives
    Antonio Concilio and Leonardo Lecce
    2. Latest attainments
    Andrea Brotzu, Vittorio Di Cocco, Francesco Iacoviello, Stefano Natali and Cristian Vendittozzi
    3. Standards for shape memory alloy applications
    Andrea Brotzu, Vittorio Di Cocco, Francesco Iacoviello, Stefano Natali and Cristian Vendittozzi

    Section 2. Material
    4. Phenomenology of shape memory alloys
    Vincenza Antonucci and Alfonso Martone
    5. Experimental characterization of shape memory alloys
    Maria Rosaria Ricciardi and Vincenza Antonucci
    6. Manufacturing of shape memory alloys
    Mohammad Elahinia, Mohammadreza Nematollahi, Keyvan Safaei Baghbaderani, Adelaide Nespoli and Francesco Stortiero
    7. Fatigue and fracture
    Ferdinando Auricchio, Carmine Maletta, Giulia Scalet and Emanuele Sgambitterra

    Section 3. Modelling
    8. 1D SMA models
    Sonia Marfia and Andrea Vigliotti
    9. SMA constitutive modeling and analysis of plates and composite laminates
    Elio Sacco and Edoardo Artioli
    10. Advanced constitutive modeling
    Giulia Scalet and Ferdinando Auricchio
    11. SMAs in commercial codes
    Silvestro Barbarino and Luca Esposito

    Section 4. Actuators
    12. Design and development of advanced SMA actuators
    Eugenio Dragoni and Andrea Spaggiari
    13. Design and industrial manufacturing of shape memory alloy components
    Francesco Stortiero and Adelaide Nespoli
    14. Design of SMA-based structural actuators
    Salvatore Ameduri

    Section 5. Aerospace
    15. SMA for aeronautics
    Rosario Pecora, Ignazio Dimino, Matthew Bray and Robert Bray
    16. SMA for composite aerospace structures
    Paolo Bettini, Daniela Rigamonti and Giuseppe Sala
    17. Shape memory alloy applications for helicopters
    Maryam Khoshlahjeh, Silvestro Barbarino and Salvatore Ameduri
    18. Shape memory alloys for space applications
    Stefano Viscuso, Stefano Gualandris, Giuseppe de Ceglia and Valerio Visentin

    Section 6. Biomedical
    19. SMA biomedical applications
    Ferdinando Auricchio, Elisa Boatti, Michele Conti and Stefania Marconi
    20. SMA cardiovascular applications and computer-based design
    Ferdinando Auricchio, Michele Conti, Stefania Marconi, Simone Morganti and Franca Scocozza

    Section 7. Civil
    21. Buildings
    Lorenzo Casagrande, Costantino Menna, Domenico Asprone, Massimiliano Ferraioli and Ferdinando Auricchio
    22. Civil infrastructures
    Lorenzo Casagrande, Costantino Menna, Domenico Asprone and Ferdinando Auricchio
    23. Historical monuments
    Massimiliano Ferraioli, Lorenzo Casagrande, Costantino Menna, Domenico Asprone and Ferdinando Auricchio

    Section 8. Industrial
    24. Shape memory alloys (SMA) for automotive applications and challenges
    Aniello Riccio, Andrea Sellitto, Salvatore Ameduri, Antonio Concilio and Maurizio Arena
    25. Heavy industry and high-energy physics
    Fabrizio Niccoli, Carmine Maletta, Cedric Garion and Paolo Chiggiato

Product details

  • No. of pages: 934
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2021
  • Published: January 13, 2021
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128192672
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128192641

About the Editors

Antonio Concilio

Dr. Antonio Concilio took his degree in Aeronautics Engineering with honour at the University of Napoli “Federico II” (Italia) in 1989; there, he was also awarded his PhD in Aerospace Engineering in 1995. In 2007 he completed the ECATA Master in Aerospace Business Administration, at ISAE-Supaero, Toulouse (France). He supervised more than 10 Doctoral (PhD) theses. Since 1989 he works as a Researcher at the Italian Aerospace Research Centre (Italia), where he is currently the Head of the Adaptive Structures Division. Since 2005, he is a lecturer at the PhD School “SCUDO” at the University of Napoli “Federico II” (“Introduction to Smart Structures, Theory and Applications”). He is author of more than 150 scientific papers, presented at conferences or published into specialised journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, Adaptive Structures Division, Italian Aerospace Research Centre (Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali, CIRA), Capua, Italy

Vincenza Antonucci

Vincenza Antonucci works at the Istituto per i Polimeri, Compositi e Biomateriali in Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Permanent Researcher at the Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB) of CNR

Ferdinando Auricchio

Ferdinando Auricchio is professor of Solids and Structural Mechanics at the University of Pavia. He received the Euler Medal by ECCOMAS (European Community of Computational Methods in Applied Sciences) in 2016 and he became Fellow Award by IACM (International Association for Computational Mechanics) since 2012. From 2013 to 2019 he served as Vice-President of ECCOMAS. In 2018 he was appointed as a member of the Italian National Academy of Science, known also as Accademia dei XL. Major research interests are the development of numerical schemes (in particular, finite element methods, both for solids and fluids, with particular attention to innovative materials), the development of simulation tools to support the medical decision (in particular, for cardiovascular applications), and more recently everything that is related to additive manufacturing.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of Pavia, Italy

Leonardo Lecce

Prof. Leonardo Lecce graduated in 1971 with honours in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II where he spent his academic career. He retired from Full Professor of Aerospace Structures, on September 1st, 2016. Since 2000 to 2006, he had the Aeronautical Engineering Department Chair. He has supervised more than 250 Graduation and 20 Doctoral (PhD) theses. He has been a member of the EU Expert Commission for the evaluation of research proposals many times. He has taken up appointment as a member of the Scientific Committee at the Italian Aerospace Research Centre (CIRA) many times, too. He is a member of the Board of the Italian branch of the Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE), and since 2006, he is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Structural Health Monitoring. Founder of the ex-Alumni Association of the Aerospace Engineers at the University of Naples Federico II (AIAN), he was its President for many years. In 2013, he was named President of the Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIDAA), after having directed the Naples Chapter since 2010. He is currently the CEO of the company Novotech - Advanced Aerospace Technology S.r.L.

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired, Full Professor of Aerospace Structures, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Napoli “Federico II”, Napoli, Italy; CEO of Novotech - Advanced Aerospace Technology S.r.L.

Elio Sacco

Elio Sacco (ResearcherID: G-5349-2017, ORCID: was graduated in Civil Engineering with honor at the University of Napoli “Federico II” (Italia) in January 1980. He was Assistant Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics at the University of Roma “Tor Vergata”, Associate Professor at the University of Cassino, Full Professor at the University of Cassino; he is actually Full Professor at the University of Napoli “Federico II”. He had several abroad research experiences at Virginia Tech Blacksburg USA, West Virginia University Morgantown USA, Texas A&M University, CNAM Paris France, Aix-Marseille Université. Elio Sacco is Member of Editorial Advisory Board of International Journals and Associate Editor of Meccanica. His major research interests are: i) Material constitutive modelling: static and dynamic response for cohesive and ductile materials, advanced materials (shape memory alloys); ii) Micromechanics and homogenization techniques: analysis of composite materials characterized by nonlinear behaviour of the constituents; iii) Multi-scale analysis of heterogeneous structures: structural analyses developed considering different scales, i.e. the scale of the structure and the scale of the material. iv) Mechanics of masonry materials and structures: development of constitutive laws, computational procedures for the analysis of masonry structures; v) Analysis of plate and shells: development of models and finite elements.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics, Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Naples, Italy

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