Dynamics Of Advanced Materials And Smart Structures

Author: Kazumi Watanabe
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940170371X
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Two key words for mechanical engineering in the future are Micro and Intelligence. It is weIl known that the leadership in the intelligence technology is a marter of vital importance for the future status of industrial society, and thus national research projects for intelligent materials, structures and machines have started not only in advanced countries, but also in developing countries. Materials and structures which have self-sensing, diagnosis and actuating systems, are called intelligent or smart, and are of growing research interest in the world. In this situation, the IUT AM symposium on Dynamics 0/ Advanced Materials and Smart Structures was a timely one. Smart materials and structures are those equipped with sensors and actuators to achieve their designed performance in achanging environment. They have complex structural properties and mechanical responses. Many engineering problems, such as interface and edge phenomena, mechanical and electro-magnetic interaction/coupling and sensing, actuating and control techniques, arise in the development ofintelligent structures. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature ofthese problems, all ofthe classical sciences and technologies, such as applied mathematics, material science, solid and fluid mechanics, control techniques and others must be assembled and used to solve them. IUTAM weIl understands the importance ofthis emerging technology. An IUTAM symposium on Smart Structures and Structronic Systems (Chaired by U.

Intermediate Mechanics Of Materials

Author: J. R. Barber
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400702957
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This book covers the essential topics for a second-level course in strength of materials or mechanics of materials, with an emphasis on techniques that are useful for mechanical design. Design typically involves an initial conceptual stage during which many options are considered. At this stage, quick approximate analytical methods are crucial in determining which of the initial proposals are feasible. The ideal would be to get within 30% with a few lines of calculation. The designer also needs to develop experience as to the kinds of features in the geometry or the loading that are most likely to lead to critical conditions. With this in mind, the author tries wherever possible to give a physical and even an intuitive interpretation to the problems under investigation. For example, students are encouraged to estimate the location of weak and strong bending axes and the resulting neutral axis of bending before performing calculations, and the author discusses ways of getting good accuracy with a simple one degree of freedom Rayleigh-Ritz approximation. Students are also encouraged to develop a feeling for structural deformation by performing simple experiments in their outside environment, such as estimating the radius to which an initially straight bar can be bent without producing permanent deformation, or convincing themselves of the dramatic difference between torsional and bending stiffness for a thin-walled open beam section by trying to bend and then twist a structural steel beam by hand-applied loads at one end. In choosing dimensions for mechanical components, designers will expect to be guided by criteria of minimum weight, which with elementary calculations, generally leads to a thin-walled structure as an optimal solution. This consideration motivates the emphasis on thin-walled structures, but also demands that students be introduced to the limits imposed by structural instability. Emphasis is also placed on the effect of manufacturing errors on such highly-designed structures - for example, the effect of load misalignment on a beam with a large ratio between principal stiffness and the large magnification of initial alignment or loading errors in a strut below, but not too far below the buckling load. Additional material can be found on http://extras.springer.com/ .

Adaptronics And Smart Structures

Author: Hartmut Janocha
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540719679
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Adaptronic structures and systems are engineered to adjust automatically to variable operating and environmental conditions, through the use of feedback control. The authors of this book have taken on the task of comprehensively describing the current state of the art in this highly modern and broadly interdisciplinary field. The book presents selected examples of applications, and goes on to demonstrate current development trends.

Iutam Symposium On Smart Structures And Structronic Systems

Author: Ulrich Gabbert
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401007241
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Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Smart Structures and Structronic Systems, held in Magdeburg, Germany, 26-29 September 2000

Mechanics And Model Based Control Of Smart Materials And Structures

Author: Hans Irschik
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 321199484X
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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.

Advances In Mechanics Of Materials And Structural Analysis

Author: Holm Altenbach
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319705636
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This book presents a collection of contributions on the advanced mechanics of materials and mechanics of structures approaches, written in honor of Professor Kienzler. It covers various topics related to constitutive models for advanced materials, recent developments in mechanics of configuration forces, as well as new approaches to the efficient modeling and analysis of engineering structures.

Mechanics Of Solids And Materials

Author: Robert Asaro
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521859790
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This 2006 book combines modern and traditional solid mechanics topics in a coherent theoretical framework.

Smart Structures Theory

Author: Inderjit Chopra
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110746966X
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The twenty-first century could be called the 'Multifunctional Materials Age'. The inspiration for multifunctional materials comes from nature, and therefore these are often referred to as bio-inspired materials. Bio-inspired materials encompass smart materials and structures, multifunctional materials and nano-structured materials. This is a dawn of revolutionary materials that may provide a 'quantum jump' in performance and multi-capability. This book focuses on smart materials, structures and systems, which are also referred to as intelligent, adaptive, active, sensory and metamorphic. The purpose of these materials from the perspective of smart systems is their ability to minimize life-cycle cost and/or expand the performance envelope. The ultimate goal is to develop biologically inspired multifunctional materials with the capability to adapt their structural characteristics (stiffness, damping, viscosity, etc.) as required, monitor their health condition, perform self-diagnosis and self-repair, morph their shape and undergo significant controlled motion over a wide range of operating conditions.

First European Conference On Smart Structures And Materials Proceedings Of The Int Conference Held In Glasgow 12 14 May 1992

Author: B. Culshaw
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780750302227
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First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials provides a detailed review of developments and applications in the exciting area of smart structures and materials. Topics covered include polymer chemistry, materials research, advanced sensor technology, signal processing, and innovative approaches to control and actuation. These invited, contributed, and poster papers are written by many of the leading international researchers in this rapidly developing area. This book will be invaluable reading for researchers in all aspects of smart materials and structures, a subject encompassing aerospace technology, civil and mechanical engineering, biomedicine, and component manufacture.

Smart Structures

Author: Jan Holnicki-Szulc
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940114611X
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Smart (intelligent) structures have been the focus of a great deal of recent research interest. In this book, leading researchers report the state of the art and discuss new ideas, results and trends in 43 contributions, covering fundamental research issues, the role of intelligent monitoring in structural identification and damage assessment, the potential of automatic control systems in achieving a desired structural behaviour, and a number of practical issues in the analysis and design of smart structures in mechanical and civil engineering applications. Audience: A multidisciplinary reference for materials scientists and engineers in such areas as mechanical, civil, aeronautical, electrical, control, and computer engineering.