Coupling SMA Actuators with Mechanisms: Principle of Virtual Work
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In Chap.7, we covered the basics of SMA wire and spring design for dead loading conditions. We noted that if the stroke required is very large, a simple SMA wire may be unfeasible.Thus, successful design of a shape memory wire actuator depends upon the ability to combine it with a mechanism to achieve the desired force and stroke when actuated.
KeywordsVirtual Work Dead Loading Conditions Spring Design Bias Spring Compatible Virtual Displacements
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