The design of a Ni-Ti based shape memory alloy actuator

Dayananda, GN and Shankar, V (2003) The design of a Ni-Ti based shape memory alloy actuator. Journal of Aerspace Sciences & Technologies, 55 (4). pp. 268-274.

Full text available as:
[img] PDF
Restricted to CSIR-NAL Registered users only

Download (147Kb) | Request a copy


    A simplified procedure for the design of SMA(Shape Memory Alloy) actuators is presented. The inter-relationship between the mechanical properties and the electrical properties that are relevant for the design of SMA actuators working under a constant load are clearly brought out. The different conditions that arise while using an SMA actuator against a constant load has been considered. The locus of SMA actuators in relation to conventional actuators has been clarified. The joule heating effects and power developed by the SMA actuator in relation to its weight has been also dealt with.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier Science
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Shape memory alloy
    Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Composite Materials
    Division/Department: Advanced Composites Division, Structures Division
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2010 12:21
    Last Modified: 07 May 2012 11:22

    Actions (login required)

    View Item