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Dynamics modeling of ferromagnetic shape memory alloys (FSMA) actuators
Author(s): Honghao Tan; Mohammad H. Elahinia
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Paper Abstract

FSMAs like Ni2MnGa have attracted significant attention over the last few years. As actuators, these materials offer high energy density, large stroke, and high bandwidth. These properties make FSMAs potential candidates for developing Solid-Fluid Hybrid Actuations (SFHA), where the FSMA actuator provides the mechanical energy by the linear reversible displacements. In order to develop effective hydraulic pumps with the FSMA actuators, it is important to study the dynamic behavior in these materials. In this paper, a dynamic model is presented for an Ni2MnGa actuator. The Ni2MnGa actuator model consists of the dynamics of the actuator, kinematics of the actuator, constitutive model of the material, and reorientation kinetics. A constitutive model is proposed to take into account the elastic deformation as well as the reorientation. Simulations results are presented to demonstrate the dynamic behavior of the actuator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 April 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6173, Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, 617308 (5 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.655629
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Honghao Tan, Univ. of Toledo (United States)
Mohammad H. Elahinia, Univ. of Toledo (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6173:
Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Yuji Matsuzaki, Editor(s)

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