13 August 2003 SMA-thin film composites providing traveling waves
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Actuators providign traveling waves are attractive for several industrial applications, like active skins for turbulent drag reduction or transport devices for assembling processes. Traveling waves require a flexible structure in contrast to standing waves which contain knots without vertical motion. Therefore, different concepts to realize these waves have been developed. This work presents the functional principle of wave generation by means of shape memory allow (SMA) thin film composites and the conditions that have to be considered for the performance of traveling waves with continuous wave flow. Devices using temperature inhomogeneities, an arrangement of separately addressed SMA composites as well as structures using different SMAs have been investigated and their feasibilty is discussed.
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Bernhard Winzek, Sam Schmitz, Holger Rumpf, Tobias Sterzl, Eckhard Quandt, "SMA-thin film composites providing traveling waves", Proc. SPIE 5053, Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Active Materials: Behavior and Mechanics, (13 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498571; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.498571


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