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Smart Structures

Smart Structures
Analysis and Design

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  • Date Published: November 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521659772

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  • Smart structures and structural components can sense a change in temperature, pressure, or strain; diagnose a problem; and initiate an appropriate action to preserve structural integrity. This text provides the basic information needed to analyze and design smart devices and structures. Among the topics covered are piezoelectric crystals, shape memory alloys, electrorheological fluids, vibration absorbers, fiber optics, and mistuning. A final chapter explores biomimetics and design strategies that can be incorporated at the microstructural level deriving inspiration from biological structures. The design of smart structures is at the cutting edge of engineering research and development, and this introductory book on the subject will be welcomed by both students and practicing engineers.

    • A clear, extensively illustrated introduction to this cutting-edge topic
    • Includes coverage of all the major smart materials and devices
    • Introduces biomimetics, simulating 'smartness' of biological structures in engineered structures
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    "The material for the book has been developed through courses taught by the authors, and it shows. Engineers and students will find it a very practical volume, with pages of equations and problems...This book provides an excellent basis for training engineers." New Scientist

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521659772
    • length: 242 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 161 b/w illus. 13 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Piezoelectric materials and induced-strain actuation
    3. Shape memory alloys
    4. Electrorheological and magnetorheological fluids
    5. Vibration absorbers
    6. Mistuning
    7. Fiber optics
    8. Control of structures
    9. Biomimetics.

  • Authors

    A. V. Srinivasan, Strategic Technologies, Inc.

    D. Michael McFarland, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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