Adaptive Structure Projects at the Institute A of Mechanics imbedded in a Collaborative Research Center at the University of Stuttgart
A brief survey about research projects on adaptive structures at the Institute A of Mechanics is presented. These projects have been initiated with the preparation of the collaborative research center “Adaptive Aerospace and Lightweight Structures” (Sonderforschungsbereich — SFB 409). As two projects are part of SFB 409 and the others have strong tics, the idea of the collaborative research center funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) is outlined according to a presentation given by the chairman of SFB 409 Prof. B. Kröplin at the SPIE Conference in San Diego in 1998 Kröplin et al. (1998). The current SFB program incorporates 16 research projects. With review periods of 3 years it can run three or four periods. The covered fields range from smart materials and their integration into structures and composites to shape adaptation of aircraft wings, active vibration suppression, and noise control. The project is initiated by the university, supported by the DFG and designed in coordination to related industrial projects.
KeywordsBoundary Element Method Smart Material Truss Structure Smart Structure Active Vibration Control
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