Fabrication and Properties of Composite Artificial Muscles Based on Nylon and a Shape Memory Alloy

Fabrication and Properties of Composite Artificial Muscles Based on Nylon and a Shape Memory Alloy JMEPEG ASM International https://doi.org/10.1007/s11665-018-3434-3 1059-9495/$19.00 Fabrication and Properties of Composite Artificial Muscles Based on Nylon and a Shape Memory Alloy Haibin Yin, Jia Zhou, Junfeng Li, and Vincent S. Joseph (Submitted October 12, 2017; in revised form February 22, 2018) This paper focuses on the design, fabrication and investigation of the mechanical properties of new artificial muscles formed by twisting and annealing. The artificial muscles designed by twisting nylon have become a popular topic in the field of smart materials due to their high mechanical performance with a large deformation and power density. However, the complexity of the heating and cooling system required to control the nylon muscle is a disadvantage, so we have proposed a composite artificial muscle for providing a direct electricity-driven actuation by integrating nylon and a shape memory alloy (SMA). In this paper, the design and fabrication process of these composite artificial muscles are introduced before their mechanical properties, which include the deformation, stiffness, load and response, are investigated. The results show that these composite artificial muscles that integrate nylon and a SMA provide better mechanical properties and yield up to a 44.1% deformation and 3.43 N driving forces. The good perfor- mance and direct http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance Springer Journals

Fabrication and Properties of Composite Artificial Muscles Based on Nylon and a Shape Memory Alloy

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Copyright © 2018 by ASM International
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Materials Science; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials; Tribology, Corrosion and Coatings; Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk; Engineering Design
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1059-9495
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1544-1024
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10.1007/s11665-018-3434-3
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JMEPEG ASM International https://doi.org/10.1007/s11665-018-3434-3 1059-9495/$19.00 Fabrication and Properties of Composite Artificial Muscles Based on Nylon and a Shape Memory Alloy Haibin Yin, Jia Zhou, Junfeng Li, and Vincent S. Joseph (Submitted October 12, 2017; in revised form February 22, 2018) This paper focuses on the design, fabrication and investigation of the mechanical properties of new artificial muscles formed by twisting and annealing. The artificial muscles designed by twisting nylon have become a popular topic in the field of smart materials due to their high mechanical performance with a large deformation and power density. However, the complexity of the heating and cooling system required to control the nylon muscle is a disadvantage, so we have proposed a composite artificial muscle for providing a direct electricity-driven actuation by integrating nylon and a shape memory alloy (SMA). In this paper, the design and fabrication process of these composite artificial muscles are introduced before their mechanical properties, which include the deformation, stiffness, load and response, are investigated. The results show that these composite artificial muscles that integrate nylon and a SMA provide better mechanical properties and yield up to a 44.1% deformation and 3.43 N driving forces. The good perfor- mance and direct

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Journal of Materials Engineering and PerformanceSpringer Journals

Published: May 29, 2018

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