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Shape Memory Materials

Otsuka, Kazuhiro

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ISBN 10: 0521663849 / ISBN 13: 9780521663847
Published by Cambridge University Press 1999-11-13, US, 1999
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Title: Shape Memory Materials

Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1999-11-13, US

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: None

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Shape memory materials are fascinating materials, with the potential for application as "smart materials" and also as new functional materials. This book presents a systematic and up-to-date account of all aspects of shape memory materials, from fundamentals to applications. Starting from the basic principles of the martensitic transformation, on which the shape memory effect and the superelasticity of alloys are based, the mechanisms of the two phenomena are clearly described, together with possible applications. The characteristics, fabrication techniques and thermomechanical treatment of various shape memory alloys are described in detail, with special emphasis on Ti-Ni and Ti-Ni-X (with X being Cu, Fe etc.) alloys. The book then describes various applications and design principles, for example in actuators, medical applications and as smart materials. The book contains chapters on shape memory ceramics and polymers as well as shape memory alloys, making the book a comprehensive account of the field.

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The shape memory effect is a unique property of certain alloys. Even though the alloy is deformed in the low temperature phase, it recovers its original shape on being heated to a critical higher temperature. This book presents a systematic and up-to-date account of all aspects of shape memory materials, from fundamentals to applications. The book contains chapters on shape memory ceramics and polymers as well as shape memory alloys, making the book a comprehensive account of the field.

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