Smart Structures — an Overview
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.
KeywordsStructural Health Monitoring Vibration Isolation Strain Sensor Active Vibration Smart Structure
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