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Smart Materials Research
Volume 2011, Article ID 167195, 5 pages
Research Article

A New Approach to the Design of Helical Shape Memory Alloy Spring Actuators

Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras, Chennai 600036, India

Received 21 July 2011; Revised 24 October 2011; Accepted 25 October 2011

Academic Editor: Xianglong Meng

Copyright © 2011 Esuff Khan and Sivakumar M. Srinivasan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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