Welding and joining of shape memory alloys

Kush Mehta*, Kapil Gupta

*Corresponding author for this work

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Shape memory alloys are difficult to weld due to their own special properties, which lead to the problems of joints such as low strength, formation of intermetallic compounds, variations in phase transformation effects and its temperature, and changes of shape memory effect. However, different welding and joining processes are attempted to solve these problems. In this chapter, various welding processes such as tungsten inert gas welding, plasma welding, laser beam welding, electron beam welding, resistance welding, friction stir welding, friction welding, explosive welding, ultrasonic welding, diffusion bonding, adhesive bonding, brazing, and soldering are discussed on process capabilities and challenges to obtain shape memory welds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
ISSN (Print)2191-530X
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5318


  • Brazing
  • Microstructure
  • NiTi
  • Shape memory alloys
  • Welding

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