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The stability of strain in shape-memory actuators
Author(s): C. M. Friend
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Paper Abstract

This paper addresses some of the problems associated with the use of shape-memoryactuators in Smart structures. These problems include (i) prediction of the straintrajectories during partial actuation, and (ii) the long-term stability of actuation strain.These phenomena are discussed in the context of their implications for actuator control,and the design of structures containing shape-memory actuators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1777, First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, 177710 (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2298059
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C. M. Friend, Cranfield (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1777:
First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Brian Culshaw; Peter T. Gardiner; Alaster McDonach, Editor(s)

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