Accession Number : ADA304004

Title :   A Metal Based Intelligent Composite with SMA Materials. International Conference on Adaptive Structures (4th) Held in Cologne, Germany on November 2 - 4, 1993.

Corporate Author : FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIV MIAMI

Personal Author(s) : Yang, D. Z. ; Pu, Z. ; WU, K. H.

PDF Url : ADA304004

Report Date : 17 OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Fabrication of a metal-based intelligent composite with shape memory alloy (SMA) wires was investigated. Composition gradient films of Al2O3 or Ta(x)O(y)Nz can be coated on the NiTi wire by the ion-implantation, ion-sputtering deposition, and high-temperature oxidation technique. Test results indicate that such films could have very good adhesion with the NiTi wire and allow the SMA wires and metal matrix to have good insulation properties. The vibration test further demonstrates that the aluminum-based composite-embedded with the NiTi SMA wire could significantly reduce vibration. (MM)

Descriptors :   *METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES, *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, *NICKEL ALLOYS, VIBRATION, SYMPOSIA, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, WIRE, DAMPING, FABRICATION, ION IMPLANTATION, ALUMINUM OXIDES, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, TITANIUM.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Metallurgy and Metallography
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE