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Design of active composites
Author(s): Minoru Taya; S. Gururaja; O. C. Namli; J. K. Lee
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Paper Abstract

This paper is aimed at to discuss two cases of active composites, (i) ferromagnetic shape memory alloy composites, and (ii) piezoelectric ceramic-shape memory alloy composites. Here we discuss the merits of designing such active composites, for use as possible actuator materials. To optimize the nano-/micro-structures of such composites, we developed analytical models based on Eshelby type modeling. Based on the modeling study; a few cases of optimized active composites are suggested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6526, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional and Composite Materials 2007, 652614 (17 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.717236
Show Author Affiliations
Minoru Taya, Univ. of Washington (United States)
S. Gururaja, Univ. of Washington (United States)
O. C. Namli, Univ. of Washington (United States)
J. K. Lee, Univ. of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6526:
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional and Composite Materials 2007
Marcelo J. Dapino, Editor(s)

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