Investigation of single crystal Cu-Al-Ni alloy bending force elements for linear motors


Functional characteristics of super-elastic bending force element made of single crystal Cu-Al-Ni alloy were experimentally studied. The deformation of the bending element was found to be uneven along the length of the element and had a maximum value at the center. Comparison between analytical and experimental results revealed discrepancy between calculated and measured characteristics, which could be attributed to the deviation of the actual shape of the bending element from that employed in the model.