The design of extended bandwidth shape memory alloy actuators

Jason B. Ditman, Lawrence A. Bergman, Tsu Chin Tsao

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Abstract

Extending the usable bandwidth of shape memory alloy actuators for vibration control is investigated, both analytically and experimentally. The differential actuator, which uses SMA wires in agonist-antagonist pairs, is a potential solution. Simulation shows that only modest power requirements are necessary to achieve bandwidths between 10 and 20 Hz.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)635-645
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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