1st Edition

Smart Materials and Structures Proceedings of the 4th European and 2nd MIMR Conference, Harrogate, UK, 6-8 July 1998

Edited By G.R Tomlinson, W.A Bullough Copyright 1998
    834 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    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.

    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