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).

Mechanics and Model Based Control of Smart Materials and Structures

Author: Hans Irschik
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 321199484X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mechanics and model-based control are both rapidly expanding scientific fields and fundamental disciplines of mechatronics, sharing demanding mathematical and system-theoretic formulations and methods. The papers in this volume deal with smart materials, which allow the design and implementation of new types of actuator/sensor fields and networks. Main topics treated are fundamental studies on laminated, composite and functionally graded materials, thermal and piezoelectric actuation, active and passive damping, as well as vibrations and waves in smart structures. The book is based on the 1st Japanese-Austrian Workshop which took place in Linz in Fall 2008.

Baustoff und Konstruktion

Author: Reinhard Nothnagel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642295738
Format: PDF, ePub
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Experten aus dem In- und Ausland erläutern in ihren Artikeln die Entwicklung und den Einsatz der Betontechnologie – insbesondere moderner Hochleistungsbetone. Ferner würdigen sie den Beitrag von Professor Harald Budelmann zur Baustoff- und Bauwerksprüfung. Breit diskutiert werden Fragen zur Dauerhaftigkeit und zur Nachhaltigkeit in der Baustoffentwicklung, andere, praxisbezogene Beiträge widmen sich der Zustandserfassung und der Instandsetzung oder auch der Beurteilung der Sicherheit und Leistungsfähigkeit von Bauwerken.

Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructures

Author: Ming L. Wang
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0857099132
Format: PDF
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Sensors are used for civil infrastructure performance assessment and health monitoring, and have evolved significantly through developments in materials and methodologies. Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructure Volume I provides an overview of sensor hardware and its use in data collection. The first chapters provide an introduction to sensing for structural performance assessment and health monitoring, and an overview of commonly used sensors and their data acquisition systems. Further chapters address different types of sensor including piezoelectric transducers, fiber optic sensors, acoustic emission sensors, and electromagnetic sensors, and the use of these sensors for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures. Developments in technologies applied to civil infrastructure performance assessment are also discussed, including radar technology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology. Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructure provides a standard reference for structural and civil engineers, electronics engineers, and academics with an interest in the field. Describes sensing hardware and data collection, covering a variety of sensors Examines fiber optic systems, acoustic emission, piezoelectric sensors, electromagnetic sensors, ultrasonic methods, and radar and millimeter wave technology Covers strain gauges, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), multifunctional materials and nanotechnology for sensing, and vision-based sensing and lasers

Proceedings of the Third World Conference on Structural Control

Author: Fabio Casciati
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471489801
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.