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Introduction to Shape Memory Alloy Technology

  • Alexander CzechowiczEmail author
  • Sven Langbein
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Abstract

In this chapter, the basic effects of the phase transformation of shape memory alloys are discussed in brief as well as the material properties and the different alloy types. The basic functions and challenges in the production process reveal the influences on the actuating behavior of shape memory alloys.

Keywords

Phase transformation Transition temperatures Austenite Martensite Stress Strain Pseudoplasticity Pseudoelasticity Hysteresis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zentrum für Angewandte Formgedächtnistechnik, Forschungsgemeinschaft Werkzeuge und Werkstoffe e.V.RemscheidGermany
  2. 2.FG-INNOVATION GmbHBochumGermany

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