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

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

byLeonardo LecceEditorAntonio Concilio

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Shape Memory Alloy Engineeringintroduces 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

About The Author

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 ...

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Title:Shape Memory Alloy Engineering: For Aerospace, Structural And Biomedical ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2017Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0081013744

ISBN - 13:9780081013748

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Table of Contents

Part I Introduction 1. Historical Background and Future Perspectives

Part II Material 2. Phenomenology of SMA 3. Experimental Characterization of SMA 4. Manufacturing of SMA 5. Stability and Eco-compatibility

Part III Modeling 6. 1D Constitutive Models and Applications 7. 3D Constitutive Models and Applications 8. SMA in Commercial Codes

Part IV Use 9. Design and Industrial Manufacturing of SMA 10. Design of SMA-based Structural Actuators 11. SMA for Aeronautics

Part V Other Applications 12. SMA for Biomedical Applications 13. SMA for Civil and Mechanics