Shape memory actuators for robotic applications

Y. Furuya, H. Shimada

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Shape memory alloys represent a new class of material, capable of transforming thermal energy into mechanical work. If the heating and cooling of these alloys is controlled by pulsed direct electrical current, repeated cyclic motions can be achieved and used in robotic applications as thermal-mechanical actuators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-28
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials and Design
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Feb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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