Smart Materials and Structures: Proceedings of the 4th European and 2nd MIMR Conference, Harrogate, UK, 6-8 July 1998, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Smart Materials and Structures

Proceedings of the 4th European and 2nd MIMR Conference, Harrogate, UK, 6-8 July 1998, 1st Edition

Edited by G.R Tomlinson, W.A Bullough

CRC Press

834 pages

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Description

Significant changes have occurred in materials science, including increasing demands on life extensions, and the reliability and exploitability of components, materials, and structures. These changes provide smart technologies with excellent application opportunities in aerospace, civil and electrical engineering, transportation, manufacturing, communications, defense, and medicine.

Smart Materials and Structures presents an overview of current developments in the characterization and applications of materials and actuators, issues surrounding their control, and the integration of smart systems and technologies. This compendium provides a valuable synopsis of this rapidly expanding and topical research field for engineers, program managers, technologists, physicists, materials scientists, and mathematicians working to advance smart materials, research methods, their applications, and robotic technologies.

Table of Contents

Plenary lectures (2 papers)

Adaptive structures and active control (9 papers)

Active control: Actuators (9 papers)

Active control: Applications (5 papers)

ER fluids (3 papers)

ER properties (3 papers)

ER models and applications (3 papers)

MR/ER fluids (4 papers)

Shape memory alloys (6 papers)

Actuators: Shape memory alloys (3 papers)

Damage detection (3 papers)

Health monitoring (9 papers)

Sensor location/systems (6 papers)

Novel materials (9 papers)

Numerical modeling and related topics (6 papers)

Modeling smart structures (3 papers)

Piezo devices (4 papers)

PZT: Poling/deposition (3 papers)

Demonstrator workshop (15 papers)

Late papers (3 papers)

Author Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI077000
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science
TEC064000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Sensors