Computational methods for smart structures and materials

Author: Norman Jones
Publisher: Computational Mechanics
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Smart Structures are those which can change their state in a controlled manner in a short period of time. Designed to appeal to the wide range of professionals involved in their design, including civil, mechanical & aerospace engineers, this book contains the proceedings of the first International Conference on Computational Methods for Smart Structures & Materials, held in September 1998.

Computational methods for smart structures and materials II

Author: C. A. Brebbia
Publisher: Computational Mechanics
ISBN: 9781853128165
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Originally presented at the Second International Conference on Computational Methods for Smart Structures and Materials, these papers come from engineers and researchers working at the forefront of this exciting field.

Smart Structures and Materials

Author: Aurelio Araujo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319445073
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This work was compiled with expanded and reviewed contributions from the 7th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, that was held from 3 to 6 June 2015 at Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal. The Conference provided a comprehensive forum for discussing the current state of the art in the field as well as generating inspiration for future ideas specifically on a multidisciplinary level. The scope of the Conference included topics related to the following areas: Fundamentals of smart materials and structures; Modeling/formulation and characterization of smart actuators, sensors and smart material systems; Trends and developments in diverse areas such as material science including composite materials, intelligent hydrogels, interfacial phenomena, phase boundaries and boundary layers of phase boundaries, control, micro- and nano-systems, electronics, etc. to be considered for smart systems; Comparative evaluation of different smart actuators and sensors; Analysis of structural concepts and designs in terms of their adaptability to smart technologies; Design and development of smart structures and systems; Biomimetic phenomena and their inspiration in engineering; Fabrication and testing of smart structures and systems; Applications of smart materials, structures and related technology; Smart robots; Morphing wings and smart aircrafts; Artificial muscles and biomedical applications; Smart structures in mechatronics; and Energy harvesting.

Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements XIII

Author: C. A. Brebbia
Publisher: WIT Press
ISBN: 1845640845
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Containing papers presented at the Thirteenth International Conference in this well established series on (CMEM) Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements. These proceedings review state-of-the-art developments on the interaction between numerical methods and experimental measurements.Featured topics include: Computational and Experimental Methods; Experimental and Computaqional Analysis; Computer Interaction and Control of Experiments; Direct, Indirect and In-Situ Measurements; Particle Methods; Structural and Stress Analysis; Structural Dynamics; Dynamics and Vibrations; Electrical and Electromagnetic Applications; Biomedical Applications; Heat Transfer; Thermal Processes; Fluid Flow; Data Acquisition; Remediation and Processing and Industrial Applications.

Computational Methods in Earthquake Engineering

Author: Manolis Papadrakakis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400700536
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This book provides an insight in advanced methods and concepts for structural analysis and design against seismic loading. The book consists of 25 chapters dealing with a wide range of timely issues in contemporary Earthquake Engineering. In brief, the topics covered are: collapse assessment, record selection, effect of soil conditions, problems in seismic design, protection of monuments, earth dam structures and liquid containers, numerical methods, lifetime assessment, post-earthquake measures. A common ground of understanding is provided between the communities of Earth Sciences and Computational Mechanics towards mitigating seismic risk. The topic is of great social and scientific interest, due to the large number of scientists and practicing engineers currently working in the field and due to the great social and economic consequences of earthquakes.

Advances in Smart Technologies in Structural Engineering

Author: Jan Holnicki-Szulc
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662056151
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This book collects invited lectures presented and discussed on the AMAS & ECCOMAS Workshop/Thematic Conference SMART'o3. The SMART'o3 Conference on Smart Materials and Structures was held in a 19th century palace in Jadwisin near Warsaw, 2-5 September 2003, Poland .It was organized by the Advanced Materials and Structures (AMAS) Centre of Excellence at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research (IFTR) in Warsaw,ECCOMAS - European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and SMART-TECH Centre at IFTR. The idea of the workshop was to bring together and consolidate the community of Smart Materials and Structures in Europe. The workshop was attended by 66 participants from n European countries (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, U.K., Ukraine), 1 participant from Israel and 1 participant from the USA. The workshop program was grouped into the following major topics: 4 sessions on Structural Control (18 presentations), 3 sessions on Vibration Controland Dynamics (14 presentations), 2 sessions on Damage Identification (10 presentations), 2 sessions on Smart Materials (9 presentations). Each session was composed of an invited lecture and some contributed papers. Every paper scheduled in the program was presented, so altogether 51 presentations were given. No sessions were run in parallel. The workshop was attended not only by researchers but also by people closely related to the industry. There were interesting discussions on scientific merits of the presented papers as well as on future development of the field and its possible industrial applications.

Numerical Methods in Mechanics of Materials 3rd ed

Author: Ken P. Chong
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351380990
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In the dynamic digital age, the widespread use of computers has transformed engineering and science. A realistic and successful solution of an engineering problem usually begins with an accurate physical model of the problem and a proper understanding of the assumptions employed. With computers and appropriate software we can model and analyze complex physical systems and problems. However, efficient and accurate use of numerical results obtained from computer programs requires considerable background and advanced working knowledge to avoid blunders and the blind acceptance of computer results. This book provides the background and knowledge necessary to avoid these pitfalls, especially the most commonly used numerical methods employed in the solution of physical problems. It offers an in-depth presentation of the numerical methods for scales from nano to macro in nine self-contained chapters with extensive problems and up-to-date references, covering: Trends and new developments in simulation and computation Weighted residuals methods Finite difference methods Finite element methods Finite strip/layer/prism methods Boundary element methods Meshless methods Molecular dynamics Multiphysics problems Multiscale methods

Computational Techniques for Structural Health Monitoring

Author: Srinivasan Gopalakrishnan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780857292841
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The increased level of activity on structural health monitoring (SHM) in various universities and research labs has resulted in the development of new methodologies for both identifying the existing damage in structures and predicting the onset of damage that may occur during service. Designers often have to consult a variety of textbooks, journal papers and reports, because many of these methodologies require advanced knowledge of mechanics, dynamics, wave propagation, and material science. Computational Techniques for Structural Health Monitoring gives a one-volume, in-depth introduction to the different computational methodologies available for rapid detection of flaws in structures. Techniques, algorithms and results are presented in a way that allows their direct application. A number of case studies are included to highlight further the practical aspects of the selected topics. Computational Techniques for Structural Health Monitoring also provides the reader with numerical simulation tools that are essential to the development of novel algorithms for the interpretation of experimental measurements, and for the identification of damage and its characterization. Upon reading Computational Techniques for Structural Health Monitoring, graduate students will be able to begin research-level work in the area of structural health monitoring. The level of detail in the description of formulation and implementation also allows engineers to apply the concepts directly in their research.

High Performance Structures and Materials III

Author: C. A. Brebbia
Publisher: Wit Pr/Computational Mechanics
ISBN: 9781845641627
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Most high performance structures require the development of a generation of new materials, which can more easily resist a range of external stimuli or react in a non-conventional manner. Featuring authoritative papers from the Third International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials, this book addresses issues involving advanced types of structures, particularly those based on new concepts or new types of materials. Particular emphasis is placed on intelligent 'smart structures' as well as the application of computational methods to model, control and manage these structures and materials. The book covers topics such as: Damage and Fracture Mechanics; Composite Materials and Structures; Optimal Design; Adhesion and Adhesives; Natural Fibre Composites; Failure Criteria of FRP; Non-linear Behaviour of FRP Structures; Material Characterization; High Performance Materials; High Performance Concretes; Aerospace Structures; Reliability of Structures; Ceramics in Engineering.