Smart Structures Theory (Cambridge Aerospace Series)

Smart Structures Theory (Cambridge Aerospace Series)

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Inderjit Chopra, Jayant Sirohi
Cambridge University Press, 12/30/2013
EAN 9780521866576, ISBN10: 052186657X

Hardcover, 920 pages, 25.3 x 17.7 x 3.7 cm
Language: English

The twenty-first century could be called the 'Multifunctional Materials Age'. The inspiration for multifunctional materials comes from nature, and therefore these are often referred to as bio-inspired materials. 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 (such as stiffness, damping and viscosity) 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.

1. Introduction
2. Piezos
3. SMA
4. Beams
5. Plates
6. Magnetostrictives and electrostrictives
8. Applications.