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Shape Memory Alloy Actuators: Design, Fabrication, and Experimental Evaluation



Shape Memory Alloy Actuators: Design, Fabrication, and Experimental Evaluation

Mohammad H. Elahinia

ISBN: 978-1-118-35944-0 January 2016 304 Pages


This book provides a systematic approach to realizing NiTi shape memory alloy actuation, and is aimed at science and engineering students who would like to develop a better understanding of the behaviors of SMAs, and learn to design, simulate, control, and fabricate these actuators in a systematic approach.  

Several innovative biomedical applications of SMAs are discussed. These include orthopedic, rehabilitation, assistive, cardiovascular, and surgery devices and tools. To this end unique actuation mechanisms are discussed. These include antagonistic bi-stable shape memory-superelastic actuation, shape memory spring actuation, and multi axial tension-torsion actuation. These actuation mechanisms open new possibilities for creating adaptive structures and biomedical devices by using SMAs.

List of Contributors vii

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

1 Introduction 1
Christoph Haberland, Mahmoud Kadkhodaei and Mohammad H. Elahinia

2 Mathematical Modeling and Simulation 45
Reza Mirzaeifar and Mohammad H. Elahinia

3 SMA Actuation Mechanisms 85
Masood Taheri Andani, Francesco Bucchi and Mohammad H. Elahinia

4 Control of SMA Actuators 125
Hashem Ashrafiuon and Mohammad H. Elahinia

5 Fatigue of Shape Memory Alloys 155
Mohammad J. Mahtabi, Nima Shamsaei and Mohammad H. Elahinia

6 Fabricating NiTi SMA Components 191
Christoph Haberland and Mohammad H. Elahinia

7 Experimental Characterization of Shape Memory Alloys 239
Ali S. Turabi, Soheil Saedi, Sayed Mohammad Saghaian, Haluk E. Karaca and Mohammad H. Elahinia

Index 279