Textile applications of shape memory alloys

01 January 2007 → 31 December 2009
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other mechanical and manufacturing engineering
    • Metallurgical engineering
    • Other materials engineering
hybrid structures SMA textiles
Project description

The possibility of applying Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) - NiTinol in textiles will be investigated. Hybrid yarns with SMAs as component will be produced and then processed into a woven structure. The structure and properties of the hybrid structures will be investigated and the optimum processing conditions will be assessed.