J. Phys. IV France 07 (1997) C5-643-C5-648
On Possibilities to Accelerate Engineering Application of Shape Memory AlloysR.R. Ionaitis1 and D.B. Chernov2
1 P.O. Box 788, 101000 Moscow, Russia
2 NIISU, 107113 Moscow, Russia
It is analyzed why shape memory alloys (SMA), which could enhance reliability, safety, compactness and simplicity of technical objects are still used insufficiently. The reasons presented are as follows : lack of literature on SMA application and books on shape memory device (SMD) development ; need of metallophysicist support ; lack of calculation technique for high-speed SMD and representative information on heating, on influence of harmful factors. Some ways to accelerate the process of SMD implementation are proposed : application concepts ; publication of explanatory dictionaries "SMA Application" or "SMD", engineering design techniques and design estimates ; inter-company catalogue of standard SMD.
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