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.

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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: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier Science
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shape memory alloy
Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Composite Materials
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2010 06:51
Last Modified: 07 May 2012 05:52

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