Shape memory polymers and their applications

Al Azzawi, W. S. and Epaarachchi, Jayantha Ananda and Islam, M. Mainul and Leng, Jinsong (2016) Shape memory polymers and their applications. In: Structural health monitoring technologies and next-generation smart composite structures. Composite Materials: Analysis and Design. Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), Boca Raton, Florida, pp. 447-478. ISBN 978-1-4822-2691-1


Shape-memory polymers (SMPs) are an innovative member of smart material family. They have emerged in recent years as a promising material with an ability to undergo a significant deformation under external load and respond reversibly in the presence of a proper external stimulus. Due to the unique thermomechanical properties of the thermally activated SMPs, this kind of the shape memory materials have attracted a significant consideration in last three decades and widely being researched for a wide range of applications in recent years. In this chapter, a general review for the SMPs, their properties and the latest modelling and analytical techniques for the behaviour of SMPs and their composites (SMPCs) will be presented.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 01:41
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2017 05:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: shape memory polymers, shape memory polymers composites, application, thermomechanical modelling, two-way shape memory effect.
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
09 Engineering > 0901 Aerospace Engineering > 090102 Aerospace Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology

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