0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Functional Characterization of NiTi Shape Memory Elements for Smart Micro-Actuation

[+] Author Affiliations
Carlo Alberto Biffi, Adelaide Nespoli, Ausonio Tuissi

National Research Council CNR, Lecco, Italy

Luca Bonacina, Barbara Previtali

Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

Paper No. SMASIS2013-3253, pp. V001T03A037; 7 pages
doi:10.1115/SMASIS2013-3253
From:
  • ASME 2013 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems
  • Volume 1: Development and Characterization of Multifunctional Materials; Modeling, Simulation and Control of Adaptive Systems; Integrated System Design and Implementation
  • Snowbird, Utah, USA, September 16–18, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Aerospace Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5603-1
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME

abstract

Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) are smart and functional materials, which are considered good candidates for the activation of devices for the automotive, aerospace, biomedical and mechanical systems, thanks to the shape memory effect. In this work, a study on the mechanical response of NiTi SMA snake like elements has been proposed. The production route of these elements from thin sheets, was given by laser machining followed by chemical etching. The micro-elements were characterized by means of calorimetric analysis for the definition of the theoretical operating temperatures and by means of thermo-mechanical testing for the evaluation of their functional performances. Mechanical tests has been carried out to assess the tensile behavior of martensite and austenite separately, and to evaluate the thermal hysteresis under different constant loads. Moreover, Finite Element Modeling (FEM) has been also accomplished to study the numerical evaluation of the stress field that origins by the application of the different loads in both the martensitic and austenitic phases.

Copyright © 2013 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In