Self-Detection of Temperature in TiNi Fiber Reinforced Smart Composite Materials


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The method of generating the most practicable shape recovery force in smart composite materials which embedded shape-memory alloy (SMA) fiber under the resin matrix is electric heating. However, because the calorie for the heating of the resin matrix increases in the low temperature environment, it is necessary to control the electric heating corresponding to an ambient temperature to obtaining a steady shape recovery force. Then, the method of self-detecting the temperature without using a special temperature sensor by measuring the electrical resistance of the SMA fiber in the composite material was examined.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 334-335)

Edited by:

J.K. Kim, D.Z. Wo, L.M. Zhou, H.T. Huang, K.T. Lau and M. Wang




K. Yamashita and A. Shimamoto, "Self-Detection of Temperature in TiNi Fiber Reinforced Smart Composite Materials", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 334-335, pp. 965-968, 2007

Online since:

March 2007




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