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Frequency response analysis of fatigue behaviour in NiTi shape memory alloys
Author(s): T. Lilaudomwit; P. Passaranon; P. Lekhakul; S. Wongsa; D. Koolpiruck; A. Khantachawana
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Paper Abstract

This paper investigates the relationship between the functional fatigue level and the frequency response behaviour of NiTi Shape Memory Alloys. The specimens, which are SMAs with 0.7-millimeter diameter, were subjected to a constant stress under different number of thermal cycles, leading to different fatigue levels. The fatigue SMAs were tested in open-loop experiments with step inputs and sinusoidal inputs, and their frequency responses were evaluated as the magnitude and phase of the wires' displacement, with respect to the input voltage signal. The results of the experimental study showed that the dc gains of the specimens, subjected to ranges of stresses from 76 to 204 MPa, decreased as the fatigue levels of SMAs increased. Also, the differences between frequency responses of fatigue wires and those of healthy wire were noticeable over the frequency range up to the bandwidth of the wire, especially when the wires were loaded with lower stresses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7493, Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 749320 (20 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.839939
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T. Lilaudomwit, King Mongkut's Univ. of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)
P. Passaranon, King Mongkut's Univ. of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)
P. Lekhakul, King Mongkut's Univ. of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)
S. Wongsa, King Mongkut's Univ. of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)
D. Koolpiruck, King Mongkut's Univ. of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)
A. Khantachawana, King Mongkut's Univ. of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7493:
Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering
Jinsong Leng; Anand K. Asundi; Wolfgang Ecke, Editor(s)

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