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New paper published in JSE-ASCE

Shape memory alloys (SMAs) show great potential in self-centering structures because of their appealing superelastic feature and good energy dissipation capability. However, the characteristics of smooth surface and poor machinability of the SMA bars, especially the widely used nickel–titanium SMAs, bring challenges to the anchorage systems in practical applications. Our paper titled "Development of a novel anchorage system for shape memory alloy bars in self-centering structures"can provide a promising anchorage solution for SMA bars used in seismic resilient design

I would like to take this opportunity to express my special thanks to Professor Minehiro Nishiyama (Kyoto University), who accompanied me to Sumitomo Electric for testing. The success of this experimental study would not have been possible without the help of Sumitomo Electric.


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