Special Issue "Actuators Based on Shape Memory Alloys"
A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2019
Dr. Doron Shilo
Laboratory for Nano and Micro Mechanics of Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel
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Interests: nano and micro mechanics of materials; mechanical behavior of smart materials; kinetic laws for martensitic and twinning transformations; ultra-fast SMA actuators; micro SMA actuators; ferromagnetic SMA (FSMA) actuators; magnetostrictive composite materials
Actuators based on shape memory alloys (SMA) provide the highest work per volume amongst all other actuators and are already in use in several medical, automotive, and space applications. The manufacturing of NiTi alloys have reached technological maturity, as nowadays there are numerous companies that manufacture NiTi wires with variety of mechanical properties and transformation temperatures. In addition, new shape memory materials that are based on martensitic transformation demonstrates a promising potential for future actuator applications. In this perspective, we are delighted to announce a new Special Issue on “Actuators Based on Shape Memory Alloys”. Contributions related (but not limited) to the following topics are particularly encouraged.
- Novel SMA based actuators.
- Fabrication, characterization, and implementation of micro actuators based on SMA.
- New approaches for producing SMA actuators with short actuation time and/or improved energy efficiency.
- New shape memory materials, including (but not limited to) high temperature SMA, strain glasses, and shape memory ceramics.
- Thermo-mechanical simulation and experimental characterization of SMA actuators.
- Control of SMA based actuators.
Dr. Doron Shilo
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- Shape memory alloys
- SMA based actuators
- MEMS actuators
- High temperature SMA
- Thermo-mechanical behavior of materials
- Martensitic phase transformation
- Simulation and control of SMA actuators
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: A Novel Actuator Combining Mechanical Vibration and Magnetic Wheels Capable of Turn Motion by using SMA Wire
Authors: Hiroyuki Yaguchi et al.
Abstract: In this paper, a novel magnetic actuator of rotary type capable of movement on a magnetic substance is proposed. This rotary actuator is composed of the two vibration components, two shape-memory-alloy (SMA) coils labeled A and B, two iron disks, three magnet magnets and acrylic frame. By combining three permanent magnets and two iron wheels, a magnetic path is formed between the iron structure and the two magnetic wheels. The rotary type actuator is 45 mm in length, 45 mm in height, 45 mm in width, and the total mass is 67 g. Experimental result shows that the actuator is able to climb upward pulling a load mass of 90 g. In addition, using two SMA coils and rubber pads, the turning motion in the actuator was tested. Over 360 degrees in all directions, this actuator is able to turn at a speed of about 11.7 deg/s.