Adaptive vibrating actuators operating under autovibration regime were developed using materials with shape memory (SM). Mechanical characteristics of such type vibroactuators can be adjusted by changing geometrical parameters of chamber or throttle. It allows to expand the application of pneumatic vibroexciters and use them in different technological processes. Pneumatic vibroactuator elements that consist of magnetorheological (MR) fluids are proposed for micro-throttle and microcompressor design. The main properties of used MR materials and theoretical background of their mechanical and physical parameters are presented, some results of experimental and theoretical research of actuators are introduced and conclusions of the performed research are formulated.
Part of the book: Smart and Functional Soft Materials