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Shape Memory Alloy Valves

Basics, Potentials, Design

  • Alexander Czechowicz
  • Sven Langbein
  • Details characteristics of shape memory alloy drives in valve applications

  • Describes and provides numerous examples of the current and potential uses of shape memory alloy valves

  • Includes guidelines with usable design parameters for engineering shape memory alloy valve drives

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Alexander Czechowicz, Sven Langbein
    Pages 1-2
  3. Michael Hannig, Falk Höhne, Sven Langbein
    Pages 3-22
  4. Alexander Czechowicz, Sven Langbein
    Pages 23-40
  5. Sven Langbein, Alexander Czechowicz
    Pages 41-72
  6. Alexander Czechowicz, Sven Langbein
    Pages 101-112
  7. Sven Langbein, Konstantin Lygin
    Pages 113-128
  8. Alexander Czechowicz
    Pages 129-150
  9. Alexander Czechowicz, Sven Langbein
    Pages 179-189
  10. Sven Langbein, Alexander Czechowicz
    Pages 191-207
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 209-214

About this book

Introduction

This book introduces shape memory alloy (SMA) technology with a specific focus on valve applications. The authors describe the basics of shape memory actuators, application characteristics of these smart materials, and the current and potential uses of this technology. The book includes an overview of thermal and electrical valves based on SMA as well as detailed approaches in product development of different SMA valve designs.

Keywords

Functional Materials Intelligent Materials Intrinsic Sensor Functions Shape Memory Actuators Shape Memory Alloys Shape Memory Drives Shape Memory Technology Shape Memory Valves

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Czechowicz
    • 1
  • Sven Langbein
    • 2
  1. 1.FGW e.V.RemscheidGermany
  2. 2.MendenGermany

About the editors

Alexander Czechowicz, PhD is the manager of the Shape Memory Applications group at the Community for Materials and Tools Research and co-founder of FG-INNOVATION. Sven Langbein, PhD is the research & development manager for industrial Shape Memory Alloy Applications and co-founder of FG-INNOVATION.

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