|The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) repository holds full-text theses and dissertations submitted for higher degrees at the University (including submissions from former Cape Technikon and Peninsula Technikon).|
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Modelling and testing smart aileron servo tabs : developing simulation tools for smart materials
(Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2015)
This dissertation addresses the development and the testing of a simulation tool to be used to predict the behaviour of smart material/structures. Along with the development of the simulation tool, a new form of the model ...
The development of a computational design tool for use in the design of SMA actuator systems
(Peninsula Technikon, 2004)
Engineers and Technologists have always been identified as those individuals that put into practice the theories developed by scientists and physicists to enhance the lives of human beings. In the same spirit as those ...
The development of an 'active' surface using Shape Memory Alloys
(Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2006)
Recent years have witnessed a tremendous growth and significant advances in "smart" composites and "smart" composite structures. These smart composites integrate active elements such as sensors and actuators into a ...
Effects of thermo-mechanical cycling and aging on quasi-plastic material response exhibited by NiTi shape memory alloys
(Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2005)
The working characteristics of a shape memory alloy element providing either sensor or actuator capability is specified by the beginning and/or completion temperatures of the actuation (Le. austenitic start and finish ...