||The Scope of this symposium is to provide an international forum for discussion and exchange of ideas on the up-to-date research and development of shape memory alloys (SMAs). In recent years, there is a growing interest in SMA-based actuators in the aerospace, automotive, biomedical, oil and gas industries. In this regard, the effects of alloy constitution, thermo-mechanical processing, microstructure, and testing conditions are important parameters that govern the SMA and they are critical to an insightful understanding of their behavior as actuator materials. Thus, the development of new high-temperature, high strength, multifunctional, fatigue resistant magnetic and inexpensive Fe-based SMAs require considerable detailed characterization of their properties to suitably qualify them for actuator applications. The proposed symposium will provide a forum for experts to discuss these issues with an emphasis on the relevant metallurgical properties of these alloys. The scope of the conference will include alloy development, processing, characterization, applications of SMAs and theoretical models describing their behavior.
Six technical sessions are planned on the following topics:
- Alloy development
- Thermo-mechanical treatments and processing
- Mechanical and shape memory behavior
- Theory and modeling of mechanical and functional properties
- Magnetic and Fe-based shape memory alloys