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Fundamental Design Issues Related To Shape Memory Alloy Composites
Author(s): M. W. Lin; C. A Rogers
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Paper Abstract

Shape memory alloy (SMA) reinforced composites are a relatively new class of adaptive materials. The composites employ shape memory alloy fibers or films as distributed actuators to achieve adaptive functions while in service. In order to use this material reliably and exploit its potential, it is necessary to understand several of its thermomechanical characteristics. In this paper two fundamental design issues of the SMA reinforced composites, i.e., mechanical response of the SMA reinforced graphite/epoxy under tensile loading and qualitative examination of the interfacial bond between actuator fibers and matrices, are briefly described. The experimental methodologies and test results are presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1170, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins II, (5 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963107
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M. W. Lin, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (United States)
C. A Rogers, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1170:
Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins II
Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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