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Smart Materials, Characteristics, Applications and Modeling

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Abbas Amini, Hamid Mehdigholi

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Mohammad Elahinia

Toledo University, Toledo, OH

Paper No. SMASIS2009-1463, pp. 649-661; 13 pages
  • ASME 2009 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems
  • Volume 1: Active Materials, Mechanics and Behavior; Modeling, Simulation and Control
  • Oxnard, California, USA, September 21–23, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Aerospace Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4896-8 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3857-0
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


This paper reviews the research results, characteristics, modeling and recent developments of smart materials specially shape memory alloys and smart composites. This field even involves smart fluids and it opens a new era to find new smart materials for eliminating their flaws by combination with other advanced materials. The purpose of this paper is showing the current research coordinate. These issues help to have a technological reference for these materials. At the end, there is specific attention to Nitinols and by experiments is shown that Oliver-Pharr formulation does not cover these material behaviors. These experiments cover some important aspects of Nitinols which have not been considered by current researches.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME



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