Shape Memory Polymer Composites Characterization and Modeling
Shape Memory Polymer Composites discusses the fabrication of smart polymer composites with their material characterization. It covers both SMPCs with two different types of reinforcement: shape memory polymer nanocomposites and shape memory hybrid composites (SMHCs).
Enhancing the mechanical and thermomechanical properties of the shape memory polymers makes them an important class of materials for new age applications ranging from aerospace, biomedical, electronics, and marine engineering. The book discusses how shape memory polymer composites (SMPCs) exhibit remarkable mechanical properties, as compared to its corresponding shape memory polymers (SMPs), without compromising the shape memory behavior. It presents experimental case studies of polymers, polymer composites, and multi-phase composites, explaining the effects of each reinforcement on the material properties with corresponding simulation.
The book will be a useful reference for industry professionals and researchers involved with the mechanics of shape memory materials.
1. Introduction to Shape Memory Polymer. 2. Shape Memory Polymer Composites. 3. Fabrication and Characterization. 4. Modelling of Shape Memory Behaviour. 5. Finite Element Analysis. Appendix 1. Appendix 2. Appendix 3.