Shape Memory and Superelastic Alloys

Shape Memory and Superelastic Alloys

Applications and Technologies

1st Edition - April 30, 2011

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  • Editors: K Yamauchi, I Ohkata, K. Tsuchiya, S Miyazaki
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081017012
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857092625

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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.

Key Features

  • Explores important applications of shape memory and superelastic alloys discussing their key features and commercial performance
  • Assesses the properties and processing of shape memory effect and superelasticity in alloys for practical users with chapters covering the basic characteristics
  • Introduces SMA application technologies investigating SMAs in electrical applications, hot-water supply, construction and housing, automobiles and railways and aerospace engineering

Readership

Metallurgists, 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

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    Preface

    Part I: Properties and processing

    Chapter 1: Mechanisms and properties of shape memory effect and superelasticity in alloys and other materials: a practical guide

    Abstract:

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Properties of shape memory alloys (SMAs)

    1.3 Fundamentals of shape memory alloys (SMAs)

    1.4 Thermodynamics of martensitic transformation

    1.5 Conclusions

    Chapter 2: Basic characteristics of titanium–nickel (Ti–Ni)-based and titanium–niobium (Ti–Nb)-based alloys

    Abstract:

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Titanium–nickel (Ti–Ni)–based alloys

    2.3 Titanium–niobium (Ti–Nb)–based alloys

    2.4 Conclusions

    Chapter 3: Development and commercialization of titanium–nickel (Ti–Ni) and copper (Cu)-based shape memory alloys (SMAs)

    Abstract:

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Research on titanium–nickel (Ti–Ni)-based shape memory alloys (SMAs)

    3.3 Research on copper (Cu)-based shape memory alloys (SMAs)

    3.4 Conclusions

    Chapter 4: Industrial processing of titanium–nickel (Ti–Ni) shape memory alloys (SMAs) to achieve key properties

    Abstract:

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Melting process

    4.3 Working process

    4.4 Forming and shape memory treatment

    Chapter 5: Design of shape memory alloy (SMA) coil springs for actuator applications

    Abstract:

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Design of shape memory alloy (SMA) springs

    5.3 Design of shape memory alloy (SMA) actuators

    5.4 Manufacturing of shape memory alloy (SMA) springs

    Chapter 6: Overview of the development of shape memory and superelastic alloy applications

    Abstract:

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 History of the applications of titanium-nickel (Ti–Ni)-based shape memory alloys (SMAs) and superelastic (SE) alloys

    6.3 Other shape memory alloys (SMAs)

    6.4 Examples of the main applications of titanium- nickel (Ti–Ni)-based alloys

    Part II: Application technologies for shape memory alloys (SMAs)

    Chapter 7: Applications of shape memory alloys (SMAs) in electrical appliances

    Abstract:

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Automatic desiccators

    7.3 Products utilizing shape memory alloys (SMAs)

    7.4 Electric current actuator

    Chapter 8: Applications of shape memory alloys (SMAs) in hot water supplies

    Abstract:

    8.1 Shower faucet with water temperature regulator

    8.2 Gas flow shielding device

    8.3 Bathtub adaptors

    Chapter 9: The use of shape memory alloys (SMAs) in construction and housing

    Abstract:

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Underground ventilator

    9.3 Static rock breaker

    9.4 Easy-release screw

    Chapter 10: The use of shape memory alloys (SMAs) in automobiles and trains

    Abstract:

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Shape memory alloys (SMAs) in automobiles

    10.3 Oil controller in Shinkansen

    10.4 Steam trap

    10.5 Conclusions

    Chapter 11: The use of shape memory alloys (SMAs) in aerospace engineering

    Abstract:

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 Development and properties of CryoFit (Aerofit, Inc.)

    11.3 Development and properties of Frangibolt (TiNi Aerospace, Inc.)

    11.4 Development and properties of Pinpuller (TiNi Aerospace, Inc., 2001)

    11.5 Development and properties of variable geometry chevrons (VGCs) (The Boeing Company)

    11.6 Development and properties of hinge and deployment system of lightweight flexible solar array (LFSA) on EO-1 (NASA and Lockheed Martin Astronautics)

    11.7 Development and properties of rotating arm for material adherence experiment (MAE) in Mars Pathfinder mission (NASA)

    Chapter 12: Ferrous (Fe-based) shape memory alloys (SMAs): properties, processing and applications

    Abstract:

    12.1 Introduction

    12.2 Iron–manganese–silicon (Fe–Mn–Si) shape memory alloys (SMAs)

    12.3 Shape memory effect of the iron–manganese– silicon (Fe–Mn–Si) alloy

    12.4 Mechanical properties of iron–manganese– silicon (Fe–Mn–Si) shape memory alloys (SMAs)

    12.5 Proper process for shape memory effect

    12.6 Applications of iron–manganese–silicon (Fe–Mn–Si) shape memory alloys (SMAs)

    12.7 Future trends

    Part III: Application technologies for superelastic alloys

    Chapter 13: Applications of superelastic alloys in the telecommunications industry

    Abstract:

    13.1 Introduction

    13.2 Products utilizing superelastic alloys in the telecommunications industry

    Chapter 14: Applications of superelastic alloys in the clothing, sports and leisure industries

    Abstract:

    14.1 Introduction

    14.2 Products utilizing superelastic alloys in the clothing, sports and leisure industries

    Chapter 15: Medical applications of superelastic nickel-titanium (Ni–Ti) alloys

    Abstract:

    15.1 Introduction

    15.2 Hallux valgus

    15.3 Orthodontic wire

    15.4 Guide wire

    15.5 Biliary stents

    15.6 Regional chemotherapy catheter

    15.7 Endoscopic guide wire

    15.8 Device for onychocryptosis correction

    Appendix: History of the Association of Shape Memory Alloys

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 232
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2011
  • Published: April 30, 2011
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081017012
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857092625

About the Editors

K Yamauchi

Dr Kiyoshi Yamauchi works in the Innovation of New Biomaterial Engineering Center at Tohoku University, Japan.

I Ohkata

Dr Ichizo Ohkata works for Piolax Medical Devices, Inc, Japan.

Affiliations and Expertise

Piolax Medical Devices

K. Tsuchiya

Dr Koichi Tsuchiya works in the Hybrid Materials Center at the National Institute for Materials Science, Japan.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering for Computer Controlled Machinery, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

S Miyazaki

Professor Shuichi Miyazaki works in the Institute of Materials Science at the University of Tsukuba, Japan. All four editors are members of the Association of Shape Memory Alloys (ASMA) and are widely renowned for their research expertise in the development of functional metallic materials, shape memory and superelastic alloys.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Tsukuba, Japan

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