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Potential capabilities of shape memory driven automotive devices

  • In the automotive industry a strong effort has been undertaken to reduce the weight of modern vehicles. In order to reduce the energy consumption and to improve the environmental sustainability, the importance of weight reduction activities is even growing faster. As lightweight designing is becoming more and more expensive and show less potential savings, new approaches are needed. One promising technology could be the use of shape memory elements. In the last years a lot of potential application possibilities were presented, demonstrating the benefit of these functional elements in automotive design solutions: they often reduce complexity, weight and design space of an actuation device and enable new functions. In addition they work silently and are therefore ideally suitable for comfort applications in the passenger cabin. Because of the current trend to electric vehicle the hitherto existing drawback of a high electrical energy consumption of shape memory actuators in some design proposals is not given any more.

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Author:Joachim StrittmatterGND, Paul GümpelGND, Oskar Lattner
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45447-4_59
ISBN:978-3-319-45446-7
Parent Title (English):CONAT 2016 International Congress of Automotive and Transport Engineering, 26.-29. October, Brasov, Rumania
Publisher:Springer
Place of publication:Cham
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Language:English
Year of Publication:2017
Opac ID:Im Katalog der Hochschule Konstanz ansehen
Release Date:2019/08/06
Tag:Actuators; Shape memory alloys; Weight reduction
First Page:536
Last Page:546
Relevance:Keine peer reviewed Publikation (Wissenschaftlicher Artikel und Aufsatz, Proceeding, Artikel in Tagungsband)
Open Access?:Nein
Licence (English):License LogoLizenzbedingungen Springer