Research Progress of Smart Concrete Structures Reinforced by Shape Memory Alloy
As a smart material, the study of shape memory alloy in civil engineering mainly in the self-monitoring and self-repairing of concrete beams, earthquake resistance and reinforcement of concrete columns, seismic damping of concrete structures, etc. The development of shape memory alloy and its main features are outlined; research progress of the shape memory effect and superelasticity of shape memory alloys in smart concrete application are introduced; the factors which affect the development of smart concrete structure and the development direction are pointed out.
Chunliang Zhang and Paul P. Lin
D. Cui et al., "Research Progress of Smart Concrete Structures Reinforced by Shape Memory Alloy", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 226-228, pp. 1157-1160, 2012