Functional shape memory textiles

Jinlian Hu, Q. Meng

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This chapter introduces different mechanisms of shape memory materials (SMMs), strategies for applying SMMs to textiles and the applications of the resultant shape memory textiles. New functions of textiles created by integrating them with SMMs are also presented. The chapter mainly focuses on shape memory alloys (SMAs) and shape memory polymers (SMPs), which have been widely used in textiles. In addition to the present achievements of the SMM application research, the future of SMMs in textile applications is also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFunctional Textiles for Improved Performance, Protection and Health
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)9781845697235
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


  • Shape memory alloy
  • Shape memory polymer
  • Smart textiles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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