On magnetic shape memory alloy actuator characteristics

Jari Ahola, Toni Liedes, Petter Kroneld, Kalervo Nevala

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    Magnetic shape memory alloys (MSMA) are adaptive materials controlled with a magnetic field. A fast response, large magnetic field induced strain and high damping make MSMAs attractive materials for actuators. The aim of this study was to define the characteristics of a MSMA actuator and evaluate its suitability for vibration control. The results indicate that the MSMA actuator is suited for adjusting stiffness and damping of mechanical systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)443-449
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Vibroengineering
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Magnetic shape memory alloy
    • smart material
    • damping


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