Shape Memory Alloy Engineering: For Aerospace, Structural And Biomedical Applications

Paperback | October 30, 2017

byLeonardo LecceEditorAntonio Concilio

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Shape Memory Alloy Engineering introduces materials, mechanical, and aerospace engineers to shape memory alloys SMAs , providing a unique perspective that combines fundamental theory with new approaches to design and modeling of actual SMAs as compact and inexpensive actuators for use in aerospace and other applications. With this book readers will gain an understanding of the intrinsic properties of SMAs and their characteristic state diagrams, allowing them to design innovative compact actuation systems for applications from aerospace and aeronautics to ships, cars, and trucks. The book realistically discusses both the potential of these fascinating materials as well as their limitations in everyday life, and how to overcome some of those limitations in order to achieve proper design of useful SMA mechanisms. Discusses material characterization processes and results for a number of newer SMAs Incorporates numerical FE simulation and integration procedures into commercial codes Msc/Nastran, Abaqus, and others Provides detailed examples on design procedures and optimization of SMA-based actuation systems for real cases, from specs to verification lab tests on physical demonstrators One of the few SMA books to include design and set-up of demonstrator characterization tests and correlation with numerical models

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Shape Memory Alloy Engineering introduces materials, mechanical, and aerospace engineers to shape memory alloys SMAs , providing a unique perspective that combines fundamental theory with new approaches to design and modeling of actual SMAs as compact and inexpensive actuators for use in aerospace and other applications. With this book...

Dr. Lecce graduated with honors in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Naples. In 1973 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Aircraft Structures at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Naples "Federico II". In 1982 he became Associate Professor of Aeroelasticity, where he taught this course until 1993. In 1993 he ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2017Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0081013744

ISBN - 13:9780081013748

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Table of Contents

Part I Introduction
Ch 1 Historical Background and Future Perspectives
Part II Material
Ch 2 Phenomenology of SMA
Ch 3 Experimental Characterization of SMA
Ch 4 Manufacturing of SMA
Ch 5 Stability and Eco-compatibility
Part III Modeling
Ch 6 1D Constitutive Models and Applications
Ch 7 3D Constitutive Models and Applications
Ch 8 SMA in Commercial Codes
Part IV Use
Ch 9 Design and Industrial Manufacturing of SMA
Ch 10 Design of SMA-based Structural Actuators
Ch 11 SMA for Aeronautics
Part V Other Applications
Ch 12 SMA for Biomedical Applications
Ch 13 SMA for Civil and Mechanics