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Design of Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) Actuators

  • Ashwin Rao
  • A. R. Srinivasa
  • J. N. Reddy

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Computational Mechanics book sub series (BRIEFSCOMPUTAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ashwin Rao, A. R. Srinivasa, J. N. Reddy
    Pages 1-31
  3. Ashwin Rao, A. R. Srinivasa, J. N. Reddy
    Pages 33-41
  4. Ashwin Rao, A. R. Srinivasa, J. N. Reddy
    Pages 43-60
  5. Ashwin Rao, A. R. Srinivasa, J. N. Reddy
    Pages 61-71
  6. Ashwin Rao, A. R. Srinivasa, J. N. Reddy
    Pages 73-80
  7. Ashwin Rao, A. R. Srinivasa, J. N. Reddy
    Pages 81-97
  8. Ashwin Rao, A. R. Srinivasa, J. N. Reddy
    Pages 99-115
  9. Ashwin Rao, A. R. Srinivasa, J. N. Reddy
    Pages 117-124
  10. Ashwin Rao, A. R. Srinivasa, J. N. Reddy
    Pages 125-130

About this book

Introduction

This short monograph presents an analysis and design methodology for shape memory alloy (SMA) components such as wires, beams, and springs for different applications. The solid-solid, diffusionless phase transformations in thermally responsive SMA allows them to demonstrate unique characteristics like superelasticity and shape memory effects. The combined sensing and actuating capabilities of such materials allows them to provide a system level response by combining multiple functions in a single material system. In SMA, the combined mechanical and thermal loading effects influence the functionality of such materials.

The aim of this book is to make the analysis of these materials accessible to designers by developing a "strength of materials" approach to the analysis and design of such SMA components inspired from their various applications with a review of various factors influencing the design process for such materials.

Keywords

SMA Actuators Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) Shape Memory Effect Springer Materials Superelasticity Thermomechanics of Smart Materials Wire Materials

Authors and affiliations

  • Ashwin Rao
    • 1
  • A. R. Srinivasa
    • 2
  • J. N. Reddy
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03188-0
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03187-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03188-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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