Multi-Output Compliant Shape Memory Alloy Bias-Spring Actuators

Smart Materials such as Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) play a major role in creating Smart Actuators that are compact and high performing. Traditional SMA bias-spring actuators are only capable of a single linear output. Using topology optimization, compliant SMA bias-spring mechanisms that can create multi-output displacements from a single bias-spring are designed to improve upon the traditional actuators. These new smart actuators are then simulated using Finite Element Modelling to validate the presence of the Shape Memory Effect.


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2020 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), 795-800
Presented at:
2020 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), Boston, USA, (Virtual Conference), July 6-9, 2020
Year:
Aug 05 2020
Publisher:
IEEE
ISBN:
978-1-728167-94-7
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