Design of an artificial sphincter using shape memory alloys

Yun Luo, Toshiyuki Takagi, Kenichi Matsuzawa

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An artificial sphincter using shape memory alloys (SMAs) has already been proposed by the authors [1]. Thermomechanical properties of the artificial sphincter have been evaluated experimentally. The main work of the present paper is to conduct numerical computation using finite element method (FEM) to simulate the thermomechankal behavior of SMA plates used in artificial sphincters, and to investigate the relation between the applied power and thermomechanical responses, for the design purpose.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-416
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics
Issue number1-4 SPEC.
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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