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Smart Structures — an Overview

  • A. Suleman
  • E. Prasad
  • R. Blackow
  • D. Waechter
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 429)

Abstract

Smart structures represent a new engineering approach or design philosophy that integrates the actions of sensors, actuators and control circuit elements into a single system that can respond adaptively to environmental changes in a useful manner. These integrated systems possess an inherent adaptation — a functionality that adds significant value to materials. technologies or end products — that in-turn enables system performance enhancements that are not possible with traditional approaches. This section documents the state-of-the-art evaluation of the embryonic field of multifunctional materials and adaptive structures.

Keywords

Structural Health Monitoring Vibration Isolation Strain Sensor Active Vibration Smart Structure 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Suleman
    • 1
  • E. Prasad
    • 2
  • R. Blackow
    • 2
  • D. Waechter
    • 2
  1. 1.IDMEC-Instituto Superior TécnicoLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Sensor Technology Ltd.OntarioCanada

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