The Damping Capacity of Shape Memory Alloys and Its Use in the Development of Smart Structures

  • R. Lammering
  • I. Schmidt
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 89)


The mechanical behavior of shape memory alloys shows various properties that can be of valuable use in the development of smart structures, e.g. the shape memory effect, the pseudoelastic behavior, and the high damping capacity. Whereas a lot of scientific work is concerned with the shape memory effect and with pseudoelasticity, the damping behavior of SMAs has drawn less attention.


Shape Memory Alloy Strain Amplitude Shape Memory Effect Smart Structure Steel Spring 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Lammering
    • 1
  • I. Schmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsUniversity of the Federal Armed Forces HamburgHamburgGermany

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