J. Phys. IV France
Volume 112, October 2003
Page(s) 1181 - 1184

J. Phys. IV France
112 (2003) 1181
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20031093

Cu-AI based single crystal shape memory actuators and drives

I. Vahhi1, S. Pulnev2 and A. Priadko1

1  Saint-Petersburg Technical University, Department of Materials Technology and Study, 29 Polytechnicheskaya, Saint-Petersburg 195251, Russia
2  Iotte Physico-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Science, Department of Solid State Physics, 26 Polytechnicheskaya, Saint-Petersburg 194021, Russia

High performance actuators and drives have become available due to using of shape memory single crystal materials. The paper is devoted to design of linear and rotational shape memory actuators. These actuators are able to generate force and torque in one or two directions by linear or rotation displacement of output element. The mathematical model of the bending force element is discussed.

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