GIOVANNI MATTEO TEDDE, LOREDANA SANTO, DENISE BELLISARIO, LEANDRO IORIO, FABRIZIO QUADRINI FROZEN STRESSES IN SHAPE MEMORY POLYMER COMPOSITES Shape Memory Polymer Composites (SMPCs) are a class of smart materials in which the structural properties of long-fiber polymer-matrix composites and the functional behavior of Shape Memory Polymers (SMP) are combined together. In this study, the frozen stresses resulting from fixing a deformed shape have been investigated. Two different samples were manufactured, with and without significant shape memory properties, and a three point flexural test equipment was used in order to fix a deformed shape. The forces and the resulting stresses were measured during the samples deformation and after the shape freezing. The experimental tests have shown that the shape memory sample has a better ability to fix a deformed shape, since its frozen stress is higher in all the tests.