Tribological applications of shape memory and superelastic effects

Wangyang Ni, Yang Tse Cheng, David S. Grummon

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We provide an overview of our recent studies on novel tribological applications of shape memory and superelastic effects: (i) the use of shape memory NiTi alloys as self-healing surfaces, and (ii) the use of the superelastic NiTi as an interlayer between a hard coating and a soft substrate to improve interfacial adhesion, decrease friction coefficient, and improve wear resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberT4.6
Pages (from-to)89-98
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
StatePublished - 2005
EventSurface Engineering 2004 - Fundamentals and Applications - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 30 2004Dec 2 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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