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 Award||Jan 2010|
|Supervisor||Tony Anson (Supervisor) & Chris Rose (Supervisor)|