About this book
Smart materials are of significant interest and this is the first textbook to provide a comprehensive graduate level view of topics that relate to this field. Fundamentals of Smart Materials consists of a workbook and solutions manual covering the basics of different functional material systems aimed at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Topics include piezoelectric materials, magnetostrictive materials, shape memory alloys, mechanochromic materials, thermochromic materials, chemomechanical polymers and self-healing materials. Each chapter provides an introduction to the material, its applications and uses with example problems, fabrication and manufacturing techniques, conclusions, homework problems and a bibliography.
Edited by a leading researcher in smart materials, the textbook can be adopted by teachers in materials science and engineering, chemistry, physics and chemical engineering.
- General Introduction to Smart Materials
- Review of Piezoelectric Materials
- Review of Piezoresistive Materials as Smart Sensors
- Review of Electrostrictive Materials
- Review of the use of Fibrous Contractile Ionic Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) in Smart Materials and Artificial Muscles
- Review of Magnetostrictive (MSMs) and Giant Magnetostrictive Materials (GMSs)
- Review of Giant Magnetoresistive (GMR) Materials
- Review of Magnetic Gels as Smart Materials
- Review of Electrorheological Fluids (ERFs) as Smart Material
- Review of Magnetorheological Fluids as Smart Materials
- Review of Dielectric Elastomers (DEs) as Smart Materials
- Review of Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) as Smart Materials
- Review of Magnetic Shape Memory Smart Materials
- Shape Memory Polymers (SMPs) as Smart Materials
- Review of Smart Materials for Controlled Drug Release
- Review of Smart Mechanochromic and Metamaterials
- Review of Ionic Polymer–Metal Composites (IPMCs) as Smart Materials
- Review of Smart Ionic Liquids
- Review of Conductive Polymers as Smart Materials
- Review of Liquid Crystal Elastomers
- Hydrogels, Including Chemoresponsive Gels, as Smart Materials
- Smart Nanogels for Biomedical Applications
- Review on Self-healing Materials
- Overview of Janus Particles as Smart Materials
Mohsen Shahinpoor is the Richard C. Hill Professor and Chair at the University of Maine, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Prof. Shahinpoor is internationally known for his work on smart materials and artificial muscles as well as smart medical devices, implants, and non-invasive surgery. His research has been featured in numerous reports in the popular media.