Active Thin Films
Final rept. 1 Apr-31 Dec 97
MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ADMINISTRATION
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This project developed mathematical models and computational methods for the design of new active thin films having applications as actuators. The focus was on magnetostrictive and shape memory materials, and a recently discovered class of active materials that combine shape memory and ferromagnetism. A major part of the research was concerned with the behavior of these materials at small scales the development of new models and computational methods that predict small scale behavior. Computational models were developed for simple micromachines that have applications as valves and pumps.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment