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What component of the engine would you make with nitinol ? Or do you mean to design an engine based on nitinol properties?

 

There is some gadgets and science experimentation kits using nitinol, and probable one of the kits includes a toy car.

I believe nitinol was found by high tech companies analyzing the fuselage material of a recovered flying disc; but was not part of its propulsion. :unsure:

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I guess sapan soni means an engine based around a nitinol element than alternates between austenitic and martensitic forms, then this translational motion is converted into rotational motion mechanically. It would require an electrical supply to function, putting it into competition with conventional electrical motors, which I doubt it would compete with. And anyway, it would have the same existing problems electrical energy storage.

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