Special Issue "Modeling and Design Based on Shape Memory Behavior"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2024 | Viewed by 281
Interests: shape memory alloys structures; smart materials; reinforced composites; manufacturing technology
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Interests: mechanics of polymers; sensors and actuators; 3D and 4D printings; computational mechanics; finite element analysis
Motivated by natural materials capable of adapting to their surrounding environment, many stimuli-responsive smart materials have been developed. Shape memory materials (SMMs) are a class of smart materials that, without any additional mechanical effort, are capable of memorizing their permanent shapes and recovering them through different types of stimuli. Among the four main types of shape memory material, which are shape memory ceramics, shape memory composites (SMCS), shape memory alloys (SMAs), and shape memory polymers (SMPs), the last two terms are of considerable attention due to the widespread types of applications. The feature of shape memory effect (SME) can be seen when a significant deformation may be recovered through a particular stimulus. However, other features including superelasticity (in alloys) and visco-elasticity (in polymers) have drawn attention due to the interesting behavior upon unloading and loading. Furthermore, several methods including experimental, computational, and applied mechanics may be employed to analyze mechanical as well as electrical devices.
Therefore, this Special Issue is focused on the analysis and development of novel devices, structures, and applications of SMAs and SMPs in engineering fields from civil and aerospace engineering to medical devices.
Dr. Eunsoo Choi
Dr. Hamid Shahsavari
Dr. Alireza Ostadrahimi
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- actuators and sensors mechanisms
- modeling and simulations (analytical modeling, constitutive equations, finite element analysis, optimization tools)
- experimental investigations
- manufacturing process (3D/4D printing)