Modelling and Laser Processing Shape Memory Alloys

The goal of the proposed research project is to perform an in-depth analysis of shape memory alloys through thermal and mechanical testing. This analysis will be used to develop new mathematical models to better predict the performance of the shape memory alloys after they have undergone a manufacturing process that is unique to the partner company. The benefit to the partner company is the usage of these models, which will allow for the design and manufacturing of more reliable and customizable shape memory devices for use in many industries, including biomedical and automobile.