This work addresses the basic principles, synthesis / fabrication and applications of smart materials, specifically shape memory materials
Based on origin, the mechanisms of transformations vary in different shape memory materials and are discussed in different chapters under titles of shape memory alloys, ceramics, gels and polymers
Complete coverage of composite formation with polymer matrix and reinforcement filler conductive materials with examples
"This book could be used by either those new to the technology who want to learn about shape memory materials or by those already working in the field of shape memory materials who want to review the latest materials and advances in shape memory materials and get some new perspective and insight into the various types of shape memory materials available today."
— IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, December 2018
1 Introduction 2 Shape Memory Alloys 3 Shape Memory Ceramics 4 Shape Memory Gels5 Shape Memory Polymers 6 Shape Memory Hybrids 7 Shape Memory Polymer Composites 8 High-Temperature Shape Memory Materials 9 Electroactive Shape Memory Polymer Composites 10 Discussions and Future Prospects