First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials Proceedings of the INT Conference held in Glasgow 12 14 May 1992

Author: B. Culshaw
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780750302227
Format: PDF, ePub
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First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials provides a detailed review of developments and applications in the exciting area of smart structures and materials. Topics covered include polymer chemistry, materials research, advanced sensor technology, signal processing, and innovative approaches to control and actuation. These invited, contributed, and poster papers are written by many of the leading international researchers in this rapidly developing area. This book will be invaluable reading for researchers in all aspects of smart materials and structures, a subject encompassing aerospace technology, civil and mechanical engineering, biomedicine, and component manufacture.

First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials Proceedings of the INT Conference held in Glasgow 12 14 May 1992

Author: Culshaw
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials provides a detailed review of developments and applications in the exciting area of smart structures and materials. Topics covered include polymer chemistry, materials research, advanced sensor technology, signal processing, and innovative approaches to control and actuation. These invited, contributed, and poster papers are written by many of the leading international researchers in this rapidly developing area. This book will be invaluable reading for researchers in all aspects of smart materials and structures, a subject encompassing aerospace technology, civil and mechanical engineering, biomedicine, and component manufacture.

Intelligent Materials Second International Conference Proceedings

Author: Craig A. Rogers
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781566761710
Format: PDF, ePub
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The key science and technology challenges which will facilitate the transition from a "make do and mend" philosophy inevitably restricting the degree of intelligence which can be engineered and the "designer materials systems" philosophy which is the ultimate goal are considered. The longer term vision will need to accord much more closely with nature's design paradigms, with control at the molecular, nano, micro and macro level of synthesis and assembly, of active self repair materials systems in function shapes.

Handbook of Structural Engineering

Author: W.F. Chen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439834350
Format: PDF, ePub
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Covering the broad spectrum of modern structural engineering topics, the Handbook of Structural Engineering is a complete, single-volume reference. It includes the theoretical, practical, and computing aspects of the field, providing practicing engineers, consultants, students, and other interested individuals with a reliable, easy-to-use source of information. Divided into three sections, the handbook covers:

17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials Part 1 of 2

Author: John B. Wachtman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470316217
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume is part of the Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceeding (CESP) series. This series contains a collection of papers dealing with issues in both traditional ceramics (i.e., glass, whitewares, refractories, and porcelain enamel) and advanced ceramics. Topics covered in the area of advanced ceramic include bioceramics, nanomaterials, composites, solid oxide fuel cells, mechanical properties and structural design, advanced ceramic coatings, ceramic armor, porous ceramics, and more.

Proceedings of the Third World Conference on Structural Control

Author: Fabio Casciati
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471489801
Format: PDF
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Organized by the International Association for Structural Control (IASC), and sponsored by the European Association for the Control of Structures (EACS), the recent world conference on structural control (3WCSC) brought together engineers, scientists, architects, builders and other practitioners interested in the general fields of active, hybrid and passive vibration control, health monitoring and damage detection, intelligent/smart materials and systems. Applications included buildings, bridges, space structures and civil infrastructures under the action of dynamic environments (earthquake, wind, traffic…) and man-made loads. It provided a valuable forum for the discussion of the most pressing concerns in structural control and its related topics. The conference covered a wide range of topics including active and semi-active control devices, passive control devices, control algorithms for linear and non-linear systems, modeling and identification of structural systems, sensors, health monitoring and damage detection, benchmark test of building and bridges, innovative materials for structural control, applications to aerospace structures, applications to bridges, applications to critical structures, external dynamic force characteristics and controllability issues, implications of severe ground motions, wind forces, codes for structural control, and so forth. Such comprehensive treatment of the most innovative developments in structural control will make these volumes an informative reference for all researchers and engineers interested in this area. Proceedings of the US – Europe Workshop On Sensors and Smart Structures Technology Como and Somma Lombardo, Italy In the last few years, significant progress has been made in the area of sensing technology and structural health monitoring/condition assessment in the US and Europe. Innovative concepts involving new hardware, algorithms, and software have been proposed. There have also been several full-scale trial implementations of densely sensor-instrumented infrastructures and health monitoring systems, as well as case studies on bridges in Europe and in the US. Much can be learnt through US/European collaboration in the area of experimental verification on small, medium, large and full-scale projects. Moreover, a common framework for expanded future joint research can be developed on the increased understanding achieved through mutual learning. This workshop consisted of seminar sessions on several themes which included innovative sensing hardware, advances in wireless technology, and damage detection/characterization and condition assessment methodologies. In addition, there were several workshop sessions devoted to summarizing the status of the sensors and smart structures technologies in these topics, identifying the compelling research issues, and formulating an action plan with recommendations for development and implementation through possible collaborative research projects and sharing of scientific data.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Machen Sie den positiven Unterschied

Author: Christian Bischoff
Publisher: Draksal Fachverlag
ISBN: 3862430170
Format: PDF
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Machen Sie den positiven Unterschied – 15 Einstellungen, die Ihr Leben verändern Knallhart, direkt und ehrlich vermittelt Ihnen Christian Bischoff in diesem Buch, was es wirklich braucht, um im Leben erfolgreich zu werden. "Machen Sie den positiven Unterschied" beschreibt 15 Lebenseinstellungen für beruflichen und persönlichen Erfolg. Egal, ob Eigenmotivation, persönliche Flexibilität oder die richtige Menschenführung: Der Autor nimmt Ihnen all die Ausreden, warum Sie in Ihrem Leben nicht erfolgreich sein können. Gleichzeitig zeigt er verständlich, anschaulich und einfach, wie Sie Ihren beruflichen Erfolg und Ihr Leben selbst in die Hand nehmen. Ein Muss für alle, die im Leben vorankommen möchten.

Dauerhaftigkeit von Beton

Author: Jochen Stark
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642352782
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dieses Buch befasst sich mit den Größen und Einflüssen, die für die Dauerhaftigkeit des Baustoffs Beton von Bedeutung sind. Zahlreiche Bilder eröffnen praxisorientierte Einblicke in die werkstoffkundlichen Vorgänge. Kenngrößen und Einflussfaktoren auf die Dauerhaftigkeit von Beton – Zement – Carbonatisierung - Sulfatangriff – schädigende Ettringitbildung im erhärteten Beton – Säureangriff – Einwirkung von Chloriden – Alkali-Kieselsäure-Reaktion – Frost- und Frosttausalz-Widerstand.