- Discusses material characterization processes and results for a number of newer SMAs
- Incorporates numerical (FE) simulation and integration procedures into commercial codes (Msc/Nastran, Abaqus, and others)
- Provides detailed examples on design procedures and optimization of SMA-based actuation systems for real cases, from specs to verification lab tests on physical demonstrators
- One of the few SMA books to include design and set-up of demonstrator characterization tests and correlation with numerical models
Part I Introduction 1. Historical Background and Future Perspectives
Part II Material 2. Phenomenology of SMA 3. Experimental Characterization of SMA 4. Manufacturing of SMA 5. Stability and Eco-compatibility
Part III Modeling 6. 1D Constitutive Models and Applications 7. 3D Constitutive Models and Applications 8. SMA in Commercial Codes
Part IV Use 9. Design and Industrial Manufacturing of SMA 10. Design of SMA-based Structural Actuators 11. SMA for Aeronautics
Part V Other Applications 12. SMA for Biomedical Applications 13. SMA for Civil and Mechanics
Prof. Leonardo Lecce graduated in 1971 with honours in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II where he spent his academic career. He retired from Full Professor of Aerospace Structures, on September 1st, 2016. Since 2000 to 2006, he had the Aeronautical Engineering Department Chair. He has supervised more than 250 Graduation and 20 Doctoral (PhD) theses. He has been a member of the EU Expert Commission for the evaluation of research proposals many times. He has taken up appointment as a member of the Scientific Committee at the Italian Aerospace Research Centre (CIRA) many times, too. He is a member of the Board of the Italian branch of the Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE), and since 2006, he is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Structural Health Monitoring. Founder of the ex-Alumni Association of the Aerospace Engineers at the University of Naples Federico II (AIAN), he was its President for many years. In 2013, he was named President of the Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIDAA), after having directed the Naples Chapter since 2010. He is currently the CEO of the company Novotech - Advanced Aerospace Technology S.r.L.
Dr. Antonio Concilio took his degree in Aeronautics Engineering with honour at the University of Napoli "Federico II (Italia) in 1989; there, he was also awarded his PhD in Aerospace Engineering in 1995. In 2007 he completed the ECATA Master in Aerospace Business Administration, at ISAE-Supaero, Toulouse (France). He supervised more than 10 Doctoral (PhD) theses. Since 1989 he works as a Researcher at the Italian Aerospace Research Centre (Italia), where he is currently the Head of the Adaptive Structures Division. Since 2005, he is a lecturer at the PhD School "SCUDO at the University of Napoli "Federico II ("Introduction to Smart Structures, Theory and Applications). He is author of more than 150 scientific papers, presented at conferences or published into specialised journals.