TY - CHAP A1 - Velaphi Msomi A2 - Graeme Oliver ED1 - Alicia Esther Ares Y1 - 2018-09-26 PY - 2018 T1 - Linear Shape Memory Alloy Thermomechanical Actuators N2 - Shape-memory materials are materials that react under variations of electric or magnetic fields, physical or chemical changes, and that when returning to the initial conditions recover their original form, capable of repeating this process an infinite number of times without deteriorating. The characteristics, fabrication techniques, and thermomechanical treatment of various shape-memory materials are described in detail in this book. The book describes several principles and applications. BT - Shape-Memory Materials SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.76292 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.76292 SN - 978-1-78923-683-5 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-11-24 ER -