Dynamic control of active textiles
: the integration of nickel-titanium shape memory alloys and the manipulation of woven structures

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


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.
Date of AwardJan 2010
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton
SupervisorTony Anson (Supervisor) & Chris Rose (Supervisor)

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