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Shape Memory Alloys–Their Challenge to Contribute to Smart Structures

  • C. Boller (a1)


Shape memory alloys (SMA) have generated a lot of new ideas in engineering. Application is however so far limited to clamps and springs. With respect to smart structures sensing as well as control has to be included. While sensing looks to be relatively feasible control is the big challenge. This paper describes some aerospace related smart structures ideas using SMAs and discusses the challenges which need to be solved before these ideas have can be realised.



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