Bonding behaviors at a NiTi/epoxy interface: SEM observations and theoretical study

Kin Tak Lau, Chi Kin Poon, Lai Hang Yam, Li Min Zhou

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This paper presents experimental observations on a NiTi/epoxy interface of prestrained-SMA-epoxy composites by using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Single SMA wire epoxy cylinders were made to examine the surface condition of a wire end region under a temperature greater than austenite finish temperature. A theoretical model is introduced to evaluate the interracial bonding properties of the composites with different prestrain levels of embedded NiTi wires during a strain recovery condition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-530
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2002
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies and Shape Memory Materials (SMST-SMM 2001) - Kumning, China
Duration: 2 Sept 20016 Sept 2001


  • Interfacial Properties
  • Shape-Memory Alloy
  • Smart Composites
  • Stress Transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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