Shape Memory Polymers. Literature Review

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  1. Hiltz, J.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are materials that have properties, such as Young's modulus, that change in response to an external stimulus. As such they are one of a number of materials, including shape memory alloys (SMAs) and ceramics, that can be used as adaptive materials in intelligent systems. In this memorandum, the literature pertaining to shape memory polymers is reviewed. Topics covered include the history of the development and commercialization of SMPs, the basis of the shape memory effect in polymers, the advantages and disadvantages of SMPs, applications of SMPs, the description of linear and nonlinear constitutive models proposed for SMPs, and the potential to develop poly(urethane) based SMPs with tailored properties.

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Keywords
Smart materials;Smart structures;Shape memory materials;Literture surveys;Adaptive control systems;Compliant structures
Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-TM-2002-127 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Aug 2002
Number of Pages
36
DSTKIM No
CA021723
CANDIS No
518446
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CD ROM

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