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Author Chopra, Inderjit.

Title Smart structures theory / Inderjit Chopra, Jayant Sirohi
Published New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Series Cambridge aerospace series ; 35
Cambridge aerospace series ; 35
Contents 1. Historical developments and potential applications: smart materials and structures -- 2. Piezoelectric actuators and sensors -- 3. Shape memory alloys (SMA) -- 4. Beam modeling with induced-strain actuation -- 5. Plates modeling with induced-strain actuating -- 6. Magnetostrictives and electrostrictives -- 7. electrorheogical and magnetorheological fluids -- 8. Applications of active materials in integrated systems
Summary Bio-inspired materials encompass smart materials and structures, multifunctional materials, and nano-structured materials. This is a dawn of revolutionary materials that may provide a "quantum jump" in performance and multi-capability. This book focuses on smart materials, structures, and systems, which are also referred to as intelligent, adaptive, active, sensory, and metamorphic. The purpose of these materials from the perspective of smart systems is their ability to minimize life-cycle cost and/or expand the performance envelope. The ultimate goal is to develop biologically inspired multifunctional materials with the capability to adapt their structural characteristics (stiffness, damping, viscosity, etc.) as required, monitor their health condition, perform self-diagnosis and self-repair, morph their shape, and undergo significant controlled motion over a wide range of operating conditions. -- Edited summary from book
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Smart materials -- Industrial applications.
Smart structures -- Industrial applications.
Form Electronic book
Author Sirohi, Jayant.
ISBN 1139025163 (electronic bk.)
1523113383 (electronic bk.)
9781139025164 (electronic bk.)
9781523113385 (electronic bk.)