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Shape Memory Alloys

Processing, Characterization and Applications

Edited by Francisco Manuel Braz Fernandes

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Shape memory alloys have become in the past decades a well established research subject. However, the complex relations between properties and structure have created a continuously growing interest for a deeper insight all this time. The complexity of relationships between structure and properties is mostly related to the fact that strong ?multidimensional? interactions are taking place: from the early studies focusing on the thermal and/or mechanical induced phase transformations to the more recent findings on the magnetically induced structural changes. On the other hand, these singular behavioral characteristics have driven a great industrial interest due to the innovative aspects that the applications of shape memory alloys may provide. This makes this subject a highly attractive source of continuous studies, ranging from basics crystallography and thermodynamics to mechanical analysis and electrical and magnetic properties characterization. In this book, a group of recent studies is compiled focusing on a wide range of topics from processing to the relationship between the structure and properties, as well as new applications.

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Shape Memory AlloysProcessing, Characterization and ApplicationsEdited by Francisco Manuel Braz Fernandes

Published: April 3rd 2013

DOI: 10.5772/2576

ISBN: 978-953-51-1084-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6328-2

Copyright year: 2013

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33034 Total Chapter Downloads

22 Crossref Citations

44 Web of Science Citations

62 Dimensions Citations


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1. Thermomechanical Treatments for Ni-Ti Alloys

By F.M. Braz Fernandes, K.K. Mahesh and Andersan dos Santos Paula


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2. The Methods of Preparation of Ti-Ni-X Alloys and Their Forming

By Radim Kocich, Ivo Szurman and Miroslav Kursa


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3. Ni25Ti50Cu25 Shape Memory Alloy Produced by Nonconventional Techniques

By Tomasz Goryczka


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4. Thermal Strain and Magnetization Studies of the Ferromagnetic Heusler Shape Memory Alloys Ni2MnGa and the Effect of Selective Substitution in 3d Elements on the Structural and Magnetic Phase

By T. Sakon, H. Nagashio, K. Sasaki, S. Susuga, D. Numakura, M. Abe, K. Endo, S. Yamashita, H. Nojiri and T. Kanomata


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5. Iron Based Shape Memory Alloys: Mechanical and Structural Properties

By Fabiana Cristina Nascimento Borges


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6. Mechanics of Shape Memory Alloy Materials – Constitutive Modeling and Numerical Implications

By V. P. Panoskaltsis


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7. Determination of Elastic and Dissipative Energy Contributions to Martensitic Phase Transformation in Shape Memory Alloys

By Dezso L. Beke, Lajos Daróczi and Tarek Y. Elrasasi


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8. Micromechanical Behavior of CuAlBe Shape Memory Alloy Undergoing 3-Point Bending Analyzed by Digital Image Correlation

By R.J. Martínez-Fuentes, F.M. Sánchez-Arévalo, F.N. García-Castillo, G.A. Lara-Rodríguez, J. Cortés-Pérez, A. Reyes-Solís


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9. Applications of SMA Bundles in Practical Concrete Structures

By Lei Li, Qingbin Li and Fan Zhang


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10. NiTi Shape Memory Alloys, Promising Materials in Orthopedic Applications

By Marjan Bahraminasab and Barkawi Bin Sahari


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