主题：Programmed motion generation via the advanced shape memory technology
The shape memory effect (SME) is meant for the recovery of a material back to its original shape, but only at the presence of a right stimulus, such as heat, light and chemical (e.g., water). The advanced shape memory technology aims to achieve the required motion generation/actuation of a particular application based on the SME of an existing shape memory material (SMM) or a customized one.
In this talk, the basic concept of advanced shape memory technology is briefly introduced, together with the major mechanisms to enable the SME in materials. After that, a series of examples will be presented to reveal the feasibility of utilizing the advanced shape memory technology to realized programmed motion generation in a fully autonomous manner in some typical applications, such as active assembly/dis-assembly, 4D printing, and occlusion of blood vessel.
Prof Wei Min Huang obtained his PhD from Cambridge University, UK in 1998 and then joined the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has beenan Associate Professor (tenured) at this university since 2006.His research interest is on various shape memory materials and technologies. He has published over 180 journal papers and two books, (Thin film shape memory alloys: fundamentals and device applications, Cambridge University press, 2009) and (Polyurethane shape memory polymers, CRC, 2011). He is currently on the editorial board of over a dozen of journals