Smart Structures and Materials

Author: B. Culshaw
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
ISBN: 9780890066812
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This book introduces the enabling concepts that make up the so-called smart structure and presents a number of brief case studies to illustrate the applications of these concepts. Bringing together technologies system concepts, case studies and applications, this volume examines the domains of the individual technologies and defines the challenges faced by the integrator. This book is particularly intended for the potential system user who needs a good technical general background on the subject and is also useful for students and researchers in contributory technologies who want to understand better the context of their work.

Smart Structures and Materials

Author: Aurelio Araujo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319445073
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Adaptronics and Smart Structures

Author: Hartmut Janocha
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662038196
Format: PDF, ePub
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Adaptronics is the term encompassing technical fields that have become known internationally under the names "smart materials", "intelligent structures", and "smart structures". Adaptronics contributes to the optimisation of systems and products. It bridges the gap between material and system or product, and incorporates the search for multi-functional materials and elements and their integration in systems or structures. The authors of this book have taken on the task of displaying the current state of the art in this fascinating field. The system components, actuators, sensors and controllers, technical fundamentals, materials, design rules and practical solutions are all described. Selected sample applications are also presented and current development trends are demonstrated.

World Forum on Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology

Author: B.F. Spencer Jr.
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439828441
Format: PDF
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This collection of almost 300 articles provides the critical knowledge and technological bases required for meeting one of the ultimate engineering challenges: the design and construction of smart structures and systems. It meets that trend that research in smart materials and structures seeks to apply multifunctional capabilities. Contributions deal with the use of new and existing materials to develop structures and systems that are capable of self-sensing, self-diagnosing, self-healing. Moreover such systems should be able to give adaptive responses to prevent loss and catastrophe, to minimize costs, and to prolong service life. Intended for researchers and practitioners from a broad range of disciplines. Set of book of abstracts (840 pp) and full paper, searchable CD-ROM (1994 pp).

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
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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.

Smart Materials and Structures

Author: M.V. Gandhi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780412370106
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the embryonic field of smart materials and structures, and also presents a state-of-the-art review of the sub-disciplines of the field. It informs readers of the technical challenges to the commercialisation of products incorporating these material technologies.

Computational methods for smart structures and materials

Author: Norman Jones
Publisher: Computational Mechanics
ISBN:
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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.

Smart Structures Theory

Author: Inderjit Chopra
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110746966X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The twenty-first century could be called the 'Multifunctional Materials Age'. The inspiration for multifunctional materials comes from nature, and therefore these are often referred to as bio-inspired materials. Bio-inspired materials encompass smart materials and structures, multifunctional materials and nano-structured materials. This is a dawn of revolutionary materials that may provide a 'quantum jump' in performance and multi-capability. This book focuses on smart materials, structures and systems, which are also referred to as intelligent, adaptive, active, sensory and metamorphic. The purpose of these materials from the perspective of smart systems is their ability to minimize life-cycle cost and/or expand the performance envelope. The ultimate goal is to develop biologically inspired multifunctional materials with the capability to adapt their structural characteristics (stiffness, damping, viscosity, etc.) as required, monitor their health condition, perform self-diagnosis and self-repair, morph their shape and undergo significant controlled motion over a wide range of operating conditions.