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Title: Dynamic control of active textiles : the integration of nickel-titanium shape memory alloys and the manipulation of woven structures
Author: Dyer, Patrick E.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2691 7052
Awarding Body: University of Brighton
Current Institution: University of Brighton
Date of Award: 2010
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The integration of wire-form, nickel titanium (NiTi), shape memory alloys (SMA), within woven structures, offers the potential to generate unique properties in this bi-material composite. The combination of two materials, one of which can be modified with regard to its stiffness and elastic behaviour, gives further latitude for the textile designer to adapt a combination of functional and aesthetic properties in constructed textiles. To date, there has been limited research into the impact textile structures could have on both direct and indirect shape transfer from an integrated SMA component. This thesis overviews the integration of shape memory materials in textile structures informed through practice.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: J400 Polymers and Textiles