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Nitinol. Rene Valdez Jr. MEEN 3344. Origin. Nitinol is an acronym for Nickel Titanium Naval Ordnance Laboratories It was developed by William Buehler and Frederick Wang A shape memory alloy is an alloy that “remembers” its shape. Nickel-Titanium alloys were first developed in 1962 and 1963.

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nitinol

Nitinol

Rene Valdez Jr.

MEEN 3344

origin
Origin
  • Nitinol is an acronym for Nickel Titanium Naval Ordnance Laboratories
  • It was developed by William Buehler and Frederick Wang
  • A shape memory alloy is an alloy that “remembers” its shape.
  • Nickel-Titanium alloys were first developed in 1962 and 1963.
how it works
How It Works
  • One Way
    • When cold, the material will deform and stay in the deformed shape
    • Upon heating, it will return to its original shape
  • Two-Way
    • Material remembers two shapes, one for low temperature and one for high
it s uses
It’s Uses
  • Piping
  • Dental Braces
  • Hydraulic Line Couplings (For Airplanes)
  • Eyeglass Frames
weaknesses
Weaknesses
  • Energy Inefficiency
  • Slow Response Times
  • Yield Strength Low Compared to Steel
  • Expensive to Manufacture and Machine
bibliography
Bibliography
  • http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/sfb459/english/
  • http://www.stanford.edu/~richlin1/sma/sma.html
  • http://www.nitinol.com/4applications.htm