Adaptronics and Smart Structures

Basics, Materials, Design, and Applications

  • H. Janocha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Craig A. Rogers
    Pages 1-4
  3. Craig A. Rogers, Victor Giurgiutiu
    Pages 13-34
  4. Vittal S. Rao, Rajendra R. Damle
    Pages 59-78
  5. Horst Baier, Frank Döngi
    Pages 79-97
  6. Hartmut Janocha, Bernd Clephas, Frank Claeyssen, Jürgen Hesselbach, W. A. Bullough, J. David Carlson et al.
    Pages 99-240
  7. John E. Brignell, Neil M. White, Wolfgang R. Habel
    Pages 241-284
  8. Ben. K. Wada, Christian Boller, Hartmut Janocha, Gerhard Hirsch, Hiroshi Matsuhisa
    Pages 285-369
  9. Werner Nachtigall, J.-Uwe Meyer
    Pages 371-399
  10. H. Janocha
    Pages 419-427
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 428-438

About this book


Adaptronics is the term encompassing technical fields that have become known internationally under the names "smart materials", "intelligent structures", and "smart structures". Adaptronics contributes to the optimisation of systems and products. It bridges the gap between material and system/product and incorporates the search for multi-functional materials and elements and their integration in systems or structures. The authors of this book have taken on the task of displaying the current state of the art in this field. The system components actuators, sensors and controllers, technical fundamentals, materials, design rules and practical solutions are described. Selected sample applications are also represented and current development trends are demonstrated.


Active materials Active vibration control Adaptive systems Multifunctional elements Smart structures Trend adaptive control control development display sensor sensors simulation smart material

Editors and affiliations

  • H. Janocha
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für ProzessautomatisierungUniversität des SaarlandesSaarbrückenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03821-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03819-2
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