Usage of smart materials offers advantages like faster systems, responsive and reliable processes or improved operating characteristics. One solution is the integration of textile actuators based on shape memory alloys (SMA) into fiber-reinforced elastomeric composites. Novel composites from SMAs and elastomeric matrices enable high reversible deflections, controllable deformation and a great variety of movement patterns. For technical usage, a description of the mechanism is required, as well as modelling of the structural components and their properties. The aim of the presented research is a finite element approach as well as description and derivation of manufacturing parameters for relevant material combinations.