Design of Thermal SMA Valves

  • Sven LangbeinEmail author
  • Konstantin Lygin


Most thermal shape memory alloy valve concepts are based on shape memory alloy spring actuators. Because the development of these elements itself is complex, a methodical approach is focused in this chapter by a calculation method of these actuators. A special attention is laid in this chapter on the backgrounds of the calculations and the possible parameters which can be set during the spring element development.


Spring design Thermal modification Spring geometry Working principles R-phase Guideline for dimensioning Definition of constants 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FG-INNOVATION GmbHBochumGermany
  2. 2.Ruhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany

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