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Smart Materials

1st Edition

Edited by Mel Schwartz

CRC Press

554 pages | 500 B/W Illus.

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Explores State-of-the-Art Work from the World’s Foremost Scientists, Engineers, Educators, and Practitioners in the Field

Why use smart materials?

Since most smart materials do not add mass, engineers can endow structures with built-in responses to a myriad of contingencies. In their various forms, these materials can adapt to their environments by changing characteristics and can provide information about structural and environmental changes.

A single source on numerous aspects of intelligent materials

Smart Materials focuses on many types of novel materials, including ceramics, hybrid composites, shape memory alloys, chitosan-based gels, adhesives, oxides, polymers, flip-chip technology, magnetorheological fluids, electrorheological materials, nanotubes, and sensors. It highlights the interdisciplinary nature of these materials by showing how they can be used in scores of areas, such as drug delivery systems, health monitoring, fiber optics, nanoscale engineering, vibration control, and molecular imprinting.

Gain insight from leading experts who specialize in smart materials technology

With over fifty years of experience working and teaching in this field, the editor has compiled numerous insightful contributions from an extensive group of leading experts. In this volume, they share their expertise and explore the innovative progress that has occurred in smart material products, components, systems, and structures.

Table of Contents


A.G. Vedeshwar

Intelligent Synthesis of Smart Ceramic Materials

Wojciech L. Suchanek and Richard E. Riman

Functionally Graded Polymer Blend

Yasuyuki Agari

Structural Application of Smart Materials

R. Sreekala and K. Muthumani

Composite Systems Modeling—Adaptive Structures: Modeling and Applications and Hybrid Composites

Hybrid Composites

S. Padma Priya

Design of an Active Composite Wing Spar with Bending–Torsion Coupling

Carlos Silva, Bruno Rocha, and Afzal Suleman

Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloy Actuators

Yuanchang Liang and Minoru Taya

Aircraft Applications of Smart Structures

Johannes Schweiger

Smart Battery Materials

Arumugam Manthiram

Piezoelectric and Electrostrictive Ceramics Transducers and Actuators

Smart Ferroelectric Ceramics for Transducer Applications

A.L. Kholkin, D.A. Kiselev, L.A. Kholkin, and A. Safari

Smart Ceramics: Transducers, Sensors, and Actuators

Kenji Uchino and Yukio Ito

Noncontact Ultrasonic Testing and Analysis of Materials

Mahesh C. Bhardwaj

Chitosan-Based Gels and Hydrogels

Chitosan-Based Gels

Kang De Yao, Fang Lian Yao, Jun Jie Li, and Yu Ji Yin

Chitosan-Based Hydrogels in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Claire Jarry and Matthew S. Shive

Films, Coatings, Adhesives, Polymers, and CMR Materials

Smart Adhesives

James A. Harvey and Susan Williams

Oxides as Potential Thermoelectric Materials

S. Hébert and A. Maignan

Electrically Conductive Adhesives

Yi Li, Myung Jin Yim, Kyoung-sik Moon, and C.P. Wong

Electrochromic Sol–Gel Coatings

L.C. Klein

Cure and Health Monitoring

Tatsuro Kosaka

Drug Delivery Systems

Smart Drug Delivery Systems

Il Keun Kwon, Sung Won Kim, Somali Chaterji, Kumar Vedantham, and Kinam Park

Drug Delivery Systems: Smart Polymers

Joseph Kost

Fiber Optic Systems: Optical Fiber Sensor Technology and Windows

Introduction and Application of Fiber Optic Sensors

Nezih Mrad and Henry C.H. Li

Smart Windows

John Bell

Flip-Chip Underfill: Materials, Process, and Reliability

Zhuqing Zhang and C.P. Wong

Dielectric Cure Monitoring of Polymers, Composites, and Coatings: Synthesis, Cure, Fabrication, and Aging

David Kranbuehl

Magnetorheological Fluids

J. David Carlson

Intelligent Processing of Materials

J.A. Güemes and J.M. Menéndez

Magnets, Magnetic, and Magnetostrictive Materials

Magnets, Organic/Polymer

Joel S. Miller and Arthur J. Epstein

Powder Metallurgy Used for a Giant Magnetostrictive Material Actuator Sensor

Hiroshi Eda and Hirotaka Ojima

Shape Memory Alloys and Effects: Types, Functions, Modeling, and Applications

Magnetically Controlled Shape Memory Alloys

I. Aaltio, O. Heczko, O. Söderberg, and S.-P. Hannula

Shape Memory Alloys in Micro- and Nanoscale Engineering Applications

Yves Bellouard

Mathematical Models for Shape Memory Materials

Davide Bernardini and Thomas J. Pence

Shape Memory Alloys

Jan Van Humbeeck

Smart Materials Modeling

Manuel Laso

On the Microstructural Mechanisms of Shape Memory Effects

Monica Barney and Michelle Bartning

Current Developments in Electrorheological Materials

Frank E. Filisko

Carbon Microtubes and Conical Carbon Nanotubes

Santoshrupa Dumpala, Gopinath Bhimarasetti, Suresh Gubbala, Praveen Meduri, Silpa Kona, and Mahendra K. Sunkara

"Smart" Corrosion Protective Coatings

Patrick J. Kinlen and Martin Kendig

Smart Polymers for Biotechnology and Elastomers

Conducting Polymers

Gordon G. Wallace and C.O. Too

Piezoelectricity in Polymers

Aleksandra M. Vinogradov

Polymers, Biotechnology, and Medical Applications

Igor Yu Galaev and B. Mattiasson

Vibration Control for Smart Structures

Vibration Control

Seung-Bok Choi and Young-Min Han

Smart Materials for Sound and Vibration Control

Cai Chao, Lu Chun, Tan Xiaoming, and Zheng Hui

Active Truss Structures

B. de Marneffe and André Preumont

Application of Smart Materials and Smart Structures to the Study of Aquatic Animals

Jesse E. Purdy and Alison Roberts Cohan

Molecular Imprinting Technology

David A. Spivak

Biomedical Sensing

Dora Klara Makai and Gabor Harsanyi

Intelligent Chemical Indicators

Christopher O. Oriakhi

Piezoelectric Polymer PVDF Microactuators

Yao Fu, Erol C. Harvey, and Muralidhar K. Ghantasala

Ultrasonic Nondestructive Testing and Materials Characterization

John A. Brunk

Lipid Membranes on Highly Ordered Porous Alumina Substrates

Andreas Janshoff and Claudia Steinem


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General