Adaptive Structures and Systems: Interaction of Application, Passive and Active Structure

  • Andrea HeinEmail author
  • Daniel Holder
  • Thomas Maier
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 903)


In the field of product development, the application of high-tech materials enables new concepts. Smart materials generate innovative products through controllable properties. An increasing number of research studies and first successful experiences in industrial use support the importance. Promising are above all shape memory alloys (SMAs), which are investigated in the following, regarding the area of the product development process. Special focus is on necessary constraints and parameters of application, passive and active structure. This leads to the detection of possible applications within adaptive designs and a first approach to a method for the design and integration of SMAs.


Adaptive structures and systems Smart materials Shape memory alloys User centered design Design methods 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Engineering Design and Industrial Design, Research and Teaching Department Industrial Design EngineeringUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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