Thermal characteristics of Ni–Ti SMA (shape memory alloy) actuators

  • Sonia Degeratu
  • P. Rotaru
  • Gh. Manolea
  • H. O. Manolea
  • A. Rotaru
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10973-009-0215-0

Cite this article as:
Degeratu, S., Rotaru, P., Manolea, G. et al. J Therm Anal Calorim (2009) 97: 695. doi:10.1007/s10973-009-0215-0

Abstract

For two typical actuators of intelligent systems (Ni–Ti SMA cantilever and SMA helical spring), the evaluation of their thermal characteristics is presented. In order to determine the transformation temperatures and other thermal parameters of the two studied elements, the attention was concentrated on thermal analysis experiments. For each actuator configuration, comprehensive graphical interfaces have been developed, to run in Visual Basic, with respect to the results of performed thermal analyses.

Keywords

Martensite phase SMA Austenite phase SMA cantilever SMA helical spring 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonia Degeratu
    • 1
  • P. Rotaru
    • 2
  • Gh. Manolea
    • 1
  • H. O. Manolea
    • 3
  • A. Rotaru
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Electromechanical EngineeringUniversity of CraiovaCraiovaRomania
  2. 2.Faculty of PhysicsUniversity of CraiovaCraiovaRomania
  3. 3.Faculty of DentistryUniversity of Medicine and PharmacyCraiovaRomania
  4. 4.Lasers DepartmentINFLPR—National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation PhysicsMagurele, BucharestRomania

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