SpringerBriefs in Computational Mechanics

Design of Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) Actuators

Authors: Rao, Ashwin, Srinivasa, A. R., Reddy, J. N.

  • Presents a design methodology for shape memory alloy (SMA) components such as wires, beams and springs for different applications

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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.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction to Shape Memory Alloys

    Rao, Ashwin (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

  • Need and Functionality Analysis

    Rao, Ashwin (et al.)

    Pages 33-41

  • Manufacturing and Post Treatment of SMA Components

    Rao, Ashwin (et al.)

    Pages 43-60

  • Basic SMA Component Geometries and┬áResponses

    Rao, Ashwin (et al.)

    Pages 61-71

  • Factors Influencing Design of SMA Actuators

    Rao, Ashwin (et al.)

    Pages 73-80

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03188-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03187-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Design of Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) Actuators
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Computational Mechanics
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03188-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03188-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-03187-3
Series ISSN
2191-5342
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 130
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
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