Title: Shape Memory Technology, Part 1
Author(s): Bassem Andrawes
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 35-39
Keywords: alloy, heat, load, application
Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are a class of materials that can restore their original shapes after experiencing extreme deformation beyond their elastic ranges. The interest in studying the potential of using SMAs in construction has been growing for the last 20 years. This is the first of two articles on SMAs that introduces these materials and their properties as well as their potential in structural applications.