Special Issue "Biomedical Applications of Shape Memory Alloys"
A special issue of Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2015) | Viewed by 32715
Interests: biological-synthetic material interface; binary; ternary; quaternary SMA’s; minimally invasive therapies; orthopaedic implants; stents; smart implants
Shape Memory Alloys (SMA's) have been widely adopted in the biomedical fields. They are particularly relevant to cardiovascular, orthopaedic, general surgery, and other interventional approaches: prosthetic devices that exploit SMA properties are routinely used in clinical practice. However, many issues still exist; these concern the optimization of functional performance, manufacturing processes, mechanical behavior, biomaterial properties, and the development of relevant computational methods that are able to define behavior.
Of particular interest is the study of fatigue behavior and the potential risk of fracture: equally, the analysis and correlation between manufacturing processes and micro-structural properties with the development of numerical models that are able to define device life-cycles from raw material to final product design are also important.
The development of innovative devices at different scales is an example of one of the most debated arguments relating to the biomedical applications of SMA. This Special Issue aims to give a perspective of the most recent research in the field and welcomes both academic and industrial points of view. Experimental and numerical studies relating to shape memory materials and devices are particularly welcome.
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