Mirco Kappel's scientific contributions

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When standard voltage levels commonly adopted in industry are used to activate thermal shape memory alloy (SMA) wire actuators, they often result in very high electrical currents which may eventually damage or destroy the actuators. To improve performance of SMA wire actuators operating in industrial environments, in this paper we investigate a nov...


... Based on their performance capabilities, SMA actuator applications can be classified into fast responding systems [12,13] and those that move very high loads [15]. This paper outlines a system which combines high forces with high-speed actuation. ...