Investigation of mobile textile surfaces (actuators) made from shape memory technical textiles Şekil hafizali teknik tekstil materyallerle elde edilen hareketli tekstil yüzeylerinin (aktüatörlerin) incelenmesi

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ÜÇGÜL İ., Dede A.

Tekstil ve Muhendis, vol.21, no.95, pp.9-15, 2014 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 95
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.7216/130075992014219502
  • Journal Name: Tekstil ve Muhendis
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.9-15
  • Keywords: Actuators, Shape memory materials, Smart textiles, Technical textiles
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


In this study; fine motor skills of textile surfaces that can be made with shape memory materials were studied. In experiments conducted with shape memory alloy; primarily optimal voltage value had been determined. After used Ni-Ti alloy has been mounted at specific points on the textile surface and electricity has been applied by power supply, movements similar to muscle contraction and relaxation were studied. For this reason, a PIC circuit has been established as timer electronic circuit to realize contraction and relaxation movements. As an application, a programmed movement with positioned nitinol on the textile surface was carried out. With this system the movement of the finger portions of the glove has been studied. In this design; it has been aimed to support the movement of the hand muscles of patients with partial palsy spasticity, so that patients are projected to operate hand muscles more actively during active assistive period with the help of experts. Thus, increasing of muscle weakness caused by immobility and the mass reduction has been aimed to prevent in the hand muscles.