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Preliminary characterization and modeling of SMA-based textile composites
Author(s): Arata Masuda; Qing-Qing Ni; Akira Sone; Run-Xin Zhang; Takahiko Yamamura
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we conduct a feasibility study to investigate the future potential of textile composites with shape memory alloys. Two different types of SMA-based textile composites are presented. First, a composite plate with embedded woven SMA layer is fabricated, and the stiffness tuning capability is evaluated by impact vibration tests. The results are not favorable, but may be improved by increasing the volume fraction of SMA, and by controlling the prestrain more accurately during the lamination process. The modeling and analysis methodology for woven SMA-based composites are briefly discussed. Then, the possibility of textile composites with SMA stitching is discussed, that is expected to give the composites multi-functions such as tunable stiffness, shape control and sensing capability, selectively distributed on demand.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5383, Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control, (26 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.540256
Show Author Affiliations
Arata Masuda, Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan)
Qing-Qing Ni, Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan)
Akira Sone, Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan)
Run-Xin Zhang, Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan)
Takahiko Yamamura, Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5383:
Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control
Ralph C. Smith, Editor(s)

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