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Smart Structures : Requirements and Potential Applications in Mechanical and Civil Engineering - Jan Holnicki Szulc

Smart Structures

Requirements and Potential Applications in Mechanical and Civil Engineering

By: Jan Holnicki Szulc (Editor), Jose Rodellar (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th February 1999
ISBN: 9780792356127
Number Of Pages: 391

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Smart (intelligent) structures have been the focus of a great deal of recent research interest. In this book, leading researchers report the state of the art and discuss new ideas, results and trends in 43 contributions, covering fundamental research issues, the role of intelligent monitoring in structural identification and damage assessment, the potential of automatic control systems in achieving a desired structural behaviour, and a number of practical issues in the analysis and design of smart structures in mechanical and civil engineering applications.
Audience: A multidisciplinary reference for materials scientists and engineers in such areas as mechanical, civil, aeronautical, electrical, control, and computer engineering.

Preface
Robust decentralized H[subscript [infinity]] control of input delayed interconnected systemsp. 1
Scale influence in the static and dynamic behaviour of no-tension solidsp. 9
Passive magnetic damping compositesp. 19
Desk-top selected laser sintering of stereometric shapesp. 27
Smart structures research in the U.S.p. 37
Damage prediction concept based on monitoring and numerical modelling of a medieval churchp. 45
Few remarks on the controllability of an aeroacoustic model using piezo-devicesp. 53
Supervision, maintenance and renovation of reinforced and prestressed concrete bridgesp. 63
Numerical and experimental investigations of adaptive plate and shell structuresp. 71
Layered piezoelectric composites: macroscopic behaviourp. 79
Smart structures using carbon fibre reinforced concrete (CFRC)p. 89
Optimal design of adaptive structuresp. 97
Magnetoelastic method of stress measurement in steelp. 107
Damage assessment, reliability estimation and renovation of structural systemsp. 115
Controlling pantograph dynamics using smart technologyp. 125
Piezogenerated elastic waves for structural health monitoringp. 133
Design of adaptive structures for improved crashworthinessp. 143
Modeling and experiments of the hysteretic response of an active hydrofoil actuated by SMA line actuatorsp. 153
Vibration and stability control of gyroelastic thin-walled beams via smart materials technologyp. 163
A critical overview of the published research on control of vibrations of civil engineering structuresp. 173
Decentralized sliding mode control of a two-cable-stayed bridgep. 183
Active control of cable-stayed bridgesp. 193
Strategy of impulse release of strain energy for damping of vibrationp. 203
Analysis of a hybrid system for noise reductionp. 211
Effectiveness of smart structure concepts to improve rotorcraft behaviourp. 221
Control system for highway load effectsp. 229
Optimal delayed feedback vibration absorber for flexible beamsp. 237
Active parametric modification of linear vibrating systemsp. 247
Laser control of frame microstructuresp. 255
Finite element analysis of the dynamic response of composite plates with embedded shape-memory alloy fibersp. 265
Application of active tendons to the damping of aerospace and civil engineering structuresp. 275
Control theory sources in active control of civil engineering structuresp. 285
Analysis and optimization of energy conversion efficiency for piezoelectric transducersp. 295
Numerical and experimental behaviour of the corge railway bridge with active railway supportp. 303
Flextensional actuator design using topology optimization and the homogenization method. Theory and implementationp. 313
Active control of nonlinear 2-degrees-of-freedom vehicle suspension under stochastic excitationsp. 321
Active structural control against windp. 329
Low-cycle fatigue behavior of copper zinc aluminium shape memory alloysp. 337
On two problems of exact controllability for elastic anisotropic solidsp. 345
Nonlinear piezoelectric composites: deterministic and stochastic homogenizationp. 355
Simulation examination of annular plates excited by piezoelectric actuatorsp. 365
New concept of active multiple-frequency vibration supression techniquep. 373
Advanced monitoring system for large structural systemsp. 383
Subject Indexp. 391
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ISBN: 9780792356127
ISBN-10: 0792356128
Series: Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 3
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 391
Published: 28th February 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.64