@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/3172,
	  title     = {Contributions to Design of Systems Actuated by Shape Memory Active Elements},
	  author    = {Daniel Amariei and  Calin O. Miclosina and  Ion Vela and  Marius Tufoi and  Cornel Mituletu},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Even it has been recognized that Shape Memory
Alloys (SMA) have a significant potential for deployment actuators,
the number of applications of SMA-based actuators to the present
day is still quite small, due to the need of deep understanding of the
thermo-mechanical behavior of SMA, causing an important need for
a mathematical model able to describe all thermo-mechanical
properties of SMA by relatively simple final set of constitutive
equations. SMAs offer attractive potentials such as: reversible strains
of several percent, generation of high recovery stresses and high
power / weight ratios. The paper tries to provide an overview of the
shape memory functions and a presentation of the designed and
developed temperature control system used for a gripper actuated by
two pairs of differential SMA active springs. An experimental setup
was established, using electrical energy for actuator-s springs heating
process. As for holding the temperature of the SMA springs at certain
level for a long time was developed a control system in order to
avoid the active elements overheating.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering},
	  volume    = {4},
	  number    = {11},
	  year      = {2010},
	  pages     = {1178 - 1183},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/3172},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/47},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 47, 2010},