Source: NASA

09-21-2008 16:16

Shape Memory Effect(SME) - the ability of certain metal alloys to change shape in response to changes in temperature - had already been explored when advance SME research for use in the planned Earth-obiting space station.

These products prevented scalding from tap or shower water in kitchens and baths through the contraction of a heat-sensitive valve that reduced water flow to a trickle at dangerous temperatures, as well as shut off pneumatic pressure that operates control valves in industrial process lines containing hazardous gases or fluids.


Editor:Liu Fang