Smart technologies [electronic resource] / K. Worden, W.A. Bullough & J. Haywood.

Worden, K.
River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific, c2003.
xi, 271 p. : ill.
Technological innovations.
Smart structures.
Smart materials.
Electronic books.
This book is a general introduction to intelligent or smart materials, systems and machines. Presented in understandable and non-mathematical terms, it is for anyone who is interested in future developments in these fields or who needs to be briefed on the current status of these interdisciplinary technologies. The intended audience comprises physicists, engineers, materials scientists and computer scientists of all levels, from undergraduates to post-doctoral practitioners.
ch. 1. The smart approach - an introduction to smart technologies. 1.1. What constitutes a smart technology? 1.2. Application of smart technologies
ch. 2. Sensing systems for smart structures. 2.1. Introduction. 2.2. Sensor requirements in smart systems. 2.3. Sensor technologies for smart systems. 2.4. Conclusions
ch. 3. Vibration control using smart structures. 3.1. Introduction. 3.2. Sensors and actuators. 3.3. Active control of structures. 3.4. Examples of vibration control. 3.5. Conclusions
ch. 4. Data fusion - the role of signal processing for smart structures and systems. 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. Sensors. 4.3. Sensor fusion. 4.4. The JDL model. 4.5. The Boyd model. 4.6. The waterfall model. 4.7. The omnibus model. 4.8. The relevance of data fusion for smart structures. 4.9. Case study: fault detection based on Lamb wave. 4.10. Sensor optimisation, validation and failure-safety. 4.11. Conclusions
ch. 5. Shape memory alloys - a smart technology? 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. Structural origins of shape memory. 5.3. One-way shape memory. 5.4. Two-way memory effect. 5.5. Pseudoelasticity or the superelastic effect. 5.6. A brief history of memory alloys and their application. 5.7. Why not use bimetals? 5.8. Types of shape memory alloy. 5.9. Nickel titanium shape memory alloys. 5.10. NiTi shape memory alloys in smart applications. 5.11. Shape memory alloys as smart actuators. 5.12. Shape memory alloys and their fit to smart technologies. 5.13. Final thoughts
ch. 6. Piezoelectric materials. 6.1. Introduction to piezoelectricity. 6.2. Applications of the direct piezoelectric effect. 6.3. Acoustic transducers. 6.4. Piezoelectric actuators. 6.5. The problem of amplification. 6.6. Further application examples
ch. 7. Magnetostriction. 7.1. Introduction. 7.2. Rare earth intermetallics. 7.3. Actuation. 7.4. Conclusions
ch. 8. Smart fluid machines. 8.1. Introduction. 8.2. Concepts and philosophy. 8.3. More philosophy. 8.4. The strictor driven-hydraulic valve. 8.5. Electrostructured fluids. 8.6. Performance prediction. 8.7. Applications
ch. 9. Smart biomaterials - "out-smarting" the body's defense systems and other advances in materials for medicine. 9.1. Introduction. 9.2. Dumb biomaterials - the first generation. 9.3. Planning and refinement - second generation biomaterials. 9.4. Smart surfaces tailored for specific applications - third generation biomaterials. 9.5. Really smart biomaterials - the next generation. 9.6. Conclusions
ch. 10. Natural engineering - the smart synergy. 10.1. Introduction. 10.2. Intelligent biomimetics. 10.3. Conclusions.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references.
Bullough, W. A.
Haywood, J. (Jonathan)
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