Author : K.B. Arun 1
Date of Publication :21st June 2018
Abstract: Shape memory polymers (SMP’s) are materials capable of recovering their permanent shape from a temporary one upon the exposure to a specific stimulus, such as heat, stress, magnetic field. The shape memory effect in polymers comes from their unique molecular structures. If only small loads are needed then shape memory polymers offer an attractive alternative to shape memory alloys due to their low manufacture cost and ease of processing. The main purpose of this project is to synthesize shape memory polymer using polyethylene glycol (PEG-6000) as the soft segment and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) as the hard segment and to analyze its shape memory effect. Additional fillers such as CNT and Graphite can be used during synthesis to enhance rigidity and strength of shape memory polymer.
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