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Editors: Peter L. Reece
Book Description:
"Smart" materials respond to environmental stimuli with particular changes in some variables. For that reason they are often also called responsive materials. Depending on changes in some external conditions, "smart" materials change either their properties (mechanical, electrical, appearance), their structure or composition, or their functions.
Mostly, "smart" materials are embedded in systems whose inherent properties can be favorably changed to meet performance needs. Smart materials and structures have widespread applications in ; 1. Materials science: composites, ceramics, processing science, interface science, sensor/actuator materials, chiral materials, conducting and chiral polymers, electrochromic materials, liquid crystals, molecular-level smart materials, biomaterials. 2. Sensing and actuation: electromagnetic, acoustic, chemical and mechanical sensing and actuation, single-measurand sensors, multiplexed multimeasurand distributed sensors and actuators, sensor/actuator signal processing, compatibility of sensors and actuators with conventional and advanced materials, smart sensors for materials and composites processing. 3. Optics and electromagnetics: optical fibre technology, active and adaptive optical systems and components, tunable high-dielectric phase shifters, tunable surface control. 4. Structures: smart skins for drag and turbulence control, other applications in aerospace/hydrospace structures, civil infrastructures, transportation vehicles, manufacturing equipment, repairability and maintainability. 5. Control: structural acoustic control, distributed control, analogue and digital feedback control, real-time implementation, adaptive structure stability, damage implications for structural control. 6. Information processing: neural networks, data processing, data visualization and reliability. This new book presents leading new research from around the globe in this field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1 - Thermomechanical Properties of Shape Memory Materials; pp. 1-14
(Hisaaki Tobushi, Aichi Institute of Technology, Japan)

Chapter 2 - Issues for the Optimal Training of Two-Way Shape Memory Alloy; pp. 15-28
(Eric Abel and Hongyan Luo, University of Dundee, UK)

Chapter 3 - Detwinning in Shape Memory Alloy; pp. 29-66
(Yong Liu and Zeliang Xie, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Chapter 4 - Smart Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites: Design and their Applications; pp. 67-114
(Sangki Lee et al., University of Nevada, USA)

Chapter 5 - Spectral Finite Elements for Active Wave Control in Smart Composite Structures; pp. 115-150
(S. Gopalakrishnan, Indian Institute of Science, India)

Chapter 6 - Smart Composite Platforms for Satellites Thrust Vector Control and Vibration Suppression; 151-202
(Kougen Ma and Mehrad N. Ghasemi-Nejhad, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA)

Chapter 7 - Temperature-Insensitive Sensors with Chirp-Tuned Fiber Bragg Gratings; pp. 203-226
(Xinyong Dong et al., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Chapter 8 - Wavelet-Based Unsupervised and Supervised Learning Algorithms for Ultrasonic Structural Monitoring of Waveguides;
pp. 227-290
(Piervincenzo Rizzo and Francesco Lanza di Scalea, Univ. of California, USA)

Chapter 9 - Micromechanical Analyses of Smart Composit Materials; pp. 291-362
(Jacob Aboudi)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   Pages: 7 x 10, 372 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60021-106-5
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
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