Potential of Shape Memory Complex Materials SMC as Welfare Equipment Actuator

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Intelligent materials have been studied in various fields. In this study, Shape Memory Composite (SMC) is produced as one of those intelligent materials. SMC consists of Shape Memory Polymer (SMP) and Shape Memory Alloy (SMA). These two materials possess different characteristics in temperature changes. Therefore, we investigated the possibility of the SMC’s actuator function as an intelligent material. The actuator function is achieved by applying a current to SMA fiber of SMC to grab and release objects. As a result of this investigation, meaningful data for actuator to design SMC is obtained.

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Periodical:

Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 488-489)

Edited by:

Z. Tonković and M.H. Aliabadi

Pages:

282-285

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.488-489.282

Citation:

T. Aoki et al., "Potential of Shape Memory Complex Materials SMC as Welfare Equipment Actuator", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 488-489, pp. 282-285, 2012

Online since:

September 2011

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