Current Projects:

SMA Characterization, Model Development and Design

Fatigue and Fracture of SMAs

High Temperature SMAs (HTSMAs)

Magnetic SMAs(MSMAs)

Numerical Analysis and Design of Aerospace Applications Incorperating

Shape Memory Polymers (SMPs)

Hybrid SMA Composites

Past Projects:

Compact SMA Actuators


Dynamic SMAs

Multifunctional Materials

Non-Linear Vibration of SMA Systems

Porous SMAs

Smart Skin

SMA Actuators

Space SMAs
SMA Actuators

Project Title: Fatigue of SMA Actuators

Project Sponsor: Boeing

Brief Description: Effects of various SMA actuator shape and dimensions on fatigue failure of SMA actuators. Some of the major tasks are as follows:

Material systems sampling
Isothermal Mechanical Testing
Isobaric Testing
Transformation Fatigue Study
Actuator Size vs. Transformation Fatigue Life Study
Actuator Shape/Feasibility Study

People Involved with SMA Actuators:
Parikshith Kumar
Mughees Khan