Smart Materials Taxonomy
Smart materials have been categorized employing taxonomical methods used in classification of cybernetics systems. This approach has allowed the systematization of the variety of smart materials (both developed and conceptualized) as well to substantiate the three-stage process of the materials’ making. This book proposes a phenomenological model describing smart materials.
Concept of Smart Materials. Main Classes of Smart Materials and Engineering Systems. Some Problems of Smart Materials Mechanics. Smart Materials and the Energy Problem.