Pilot Experiences in the Application of Shape Memory Alloys in Structural Concrete

The interesting properties of shape memory alloys (SMA) have increased the investigation, study, and development of possible applications of these alloys in the field of civil engineering. This paper presents a state of the knowledge of existing studies and applications of SMAs in distinguishing their properties: superelasticity, shape memory, and damping. The main objective of this paper is to discuss the advantages of concrete structures and improvements in their behavior when using SMAs and to collect critical unsolved aspects of SMAs that could be a starting point for the development of future research in this field.


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  • Accession Number: 01529602
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2014 9:44AM