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Volume 203, 2018International Conference on Civil, Offshore & Environmental Engineering 2018 (ICCOEE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Structures and Materials|
|Published online||17 September 2018|
Behaviour of Superelastic Nickel Titanium Shape Memory Alloy Material under Uniaxial Testing and its Potential in Civil Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia,
2 Malaysia Rubber Board, RRIM Experimental Station, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia
3 School of Engineering, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Canada
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Smart structures are defined as structures that able to adapt and maintain structural characteristics in dealing with changes of external disturbance, environment and unexpected severe loadings. This ability will lead to improve structural safety, serviceability and structural life extension. Shape memory alloys is one of the smart materials which has potential to be integrated in structural system to provide functions such as sensing, actuation, self-adapting and healing of the structures. The unique characteristic of shape memory alloys material is the ability to ‘remember’ its original shape after deformation. Nickel Titanium superelastic shape memory alloy wire is popular and widely used in many engineering fields and owned fully recovery of maximum strain of 6%-13.5% which is among the best shape recovery limit in alloy materials. The austenite finish temperature plays important role in stress-strain behaviour of superelastic shape memory alloys where higher stress required to complete martensite transformation with the increase of austenite finish temperature. The similar behaviour also is observed in the case of higher strain rate. The behaviour of superelastic shape memory alloys need to be studied before implementing in the structural system, so the targeted improvement for the structural system can be achieved.
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