Published By : 08 Jun 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
Smart materials are referred to as a class of materials that modify some of their properties as a result to a change within the external environment. This change in the properties of smart materials is reversible and hence these materials can be utilized a number of times. The market for smart materials is rising exponentially. This is owing to a number of factors such as the increasing utilization of piezoelectric devices and the boom in the industry of artificial organ and bionics. In addition, the rising count of end use applications is a key opportunity seen in the market for smart materials. The key smart materials utilized are piezo-electric materials, biomimetic materials, thermally responsive materials, and others including smart hydrogels, smart fluids, etc.
Smart materials are highly employed in a number of applications owing to their different response to any external stimuli. The major application areas of smart materials are their usage in mechatronics, civil engineering applications, and aerospace, among others. The key applications have been detailed as under: