Chapter 3. Shape Memory Actuators (SMAs)

  1. JoséL. Pons

Published Online: 15 JUN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470091991.ch3

Emerging Actuator Technologies: A Micromechatronic Approach

Emerging Actuator Technologies: A Micromechatronic Approach

How to Cite

Pons, JoséL. (2005) Shape Memory Actuators (SMAs), in Emerging Actuator Technologies: A Micromechatronic Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470091991.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUN 2005
  2. Published Print: 24 MAR 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470091975

Online ISBN: 9780470091999

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Keywords:

  • Shape Memory Actuators (SMAs);
  • electrical resistivity;
  • Young's modulus;
  • thermal conductivity;
  • Two-way shape memory effect (TWE);
  • bias force concepts;
  • Proportional, integral and derivative (PID);
  • Time delay control (TDC);
  • linearization techniques;
  • smart actuation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Shape memory alloys

  • Design of shape memory actuators

  • Control of SMAs

  • Figures of merit of shape memory actuators

  • Applications