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Shape correction of composite beams with SMA wires
Author(s): Arup K. Maji; Refugio Rochin
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Paper Abstract

Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) are increasingly used as smart devices ina erospace applicatons.Their priry advnatage over other smart materials z9piezo-ceramics adnpiezo-polymers) is in their ability to undergo large strains and dispalcements that enables the devlopment of smart mechanissm. The specific objective of this research was toinvestigate the use of embedded SMA for active shape correctionof flexibl emirror substrates.Active shape correction is a possiblemeans of mitigating thrmally induced distortions in space based optical iaging systems inorder to understand and quantify the designvalraibles that lead to that goal, embedded SMA wires we used toa cctuate a series of composite bmeasm.Themoemvent induced byactutionw as monitored with theMoire inteferietery method,and the rsutls wer compared witha n anlaytical model.The repeatabiltya nd rlaibltiyof a possible acutation systmeand the propertis of the SMa wires was also studied by testing the stress-strian anthe stress reo ery behavior under controlled conditons.110

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Date Published: 24 July 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4335, Advanced Nondestructive Evaluation for Structural and Biological Health Monitoring, (24 July 2001);
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Arup K. Maji, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Refugio Rochin, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4335:
Advanced Nondestructive Evaluation for Structural and Biological Health Monitoring
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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