Developing Shape Memory Alloy Self-Healing (SMASH) Technology for Space Exploration
Speaker: M. Clara Wright – NASA
Sustainability takes on a new meaning when it is applied to deep space exploration. It not only means re-usability of commodities and materials because of the lack of logistics, it also means maintaining critical hardware with extremely limited resources. In the event of material failure, multi-functional and intelligent self-repairing materials will become a necessity for deep space exploration spacecraft and planetary habitats.
The Shape Memory Alloy Self-Healing (SMASH) technology developed between NASA Kennedy Space Center and the University of Florida is a metal matrix composite material that has the ability to self-repair fatigue cracks. This talk will focus on the theory behind the technology, the advancements to date which can be publicly shared, and potential applications.
Tuesday September 29, 6:00 PM
Location: SunTree Library followed by dinner at Fiesta Azteca
Dinner @ Fiesta Azteca, 6765 N. Wickham Rd
SWE Members: $18
SWE Student Members: $12.
Combination – Enchilada/Taco/Chili Rellano
Chicken Fajita Salad
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