Shape Memory Materials for Smart Systems
Recent progress in research and fabrication of shape memory materials has opened the opportunity to develop novel smart systems. As these may respond to their thermal, mechanical and magnetic environment in a controllable way they are capable of use in sensing and actuating applications. Meeting the demands of smart systems requires the development of new multifunctional materials, detailed material characterization, the development of models of material behaviour and technologies for their implementation. The symposium emphasizes both, the basic science, and the early engineering development in this rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field.
Experts from the material science, mechanics and application communities are encouraged to participate. Special emphasis will be given to the interdisciplinary nature of the phenomena exhibited by SMAs, the dialogue between basic research and engineering, mutual understanding and stimulating practical applications in the field of smart systems.
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:Development of Shape Memory Materials
Transformation behavior, phase states, microstructure, domain structure, composition, constitutive behavior, fatigue, fracture, other physical properties
Micromechanical models, macromodels, FEM simulation, coupled field simulation
SMA composites, shape memory polymer composites, hybrid systems, design simulation, design optimization, adaptive systems, distributed systems
Pulse laser heat treatment, laser cutting, chemical micromachining, welding, bonding
Devices and Systems
Microactuators, sensors, nanodevices, multifunctional structures, MEMS, NEMS
Depending on the topic of their contribution, presenters will be encouraged to submit a manuscript for publication in a special volume of either:
- the International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics
- the International Journal of Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics
All manuscripts will be peer reviewed according to the standards of the corresponding Journal. The paper length is limited to 4 and 6 printed pages for contributed and invited papers, respectively.