Accession Number:

ADA383356

Title:

Design and Thermo-Mechanical Characterization of NiTi Smart Composites

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 May 1999-1 Jul 2000

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-10-03

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

This report describes research performed over 15 months to investigate the issues associated with the design and characterization of composite elements with embedded shape memory alloy SMA elements. The ultimate objective was to design structural elements that have adaptive capabilities. This exploratory effort addressed the choice of constituent materials and their characterization, certain manufacturing issues, and transformation fronts in an SMA fiber. It also assessed a simple approach based on a shear-lag analysis to determine critical geometric parameters for the design of unidirectional SMA fiberelastic matrix active composites.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Miscellaneous Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE