Adaptronic structures and systems can adapt automatically to variable operating and environmental conditions through the use of feedback control. But in contrast to conventional control loops, in which each function is fulfilled by a separate component, adaptronics is characterized by multifunctional components that are preferably integrated into the structure or the system. The goal is a lightweight and simple construction for conserving material and energy resources. The authors of this book have taken on the task of displaying the current state of the art in this highly modern and strongly interdisciplinary field. Selected application examples are also presented and current development trends demonstrated.
|Publisher:||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2007|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Adaptronics - A Concept for the Development of Adaptive and Multifunctional Structures.- Concepts of Adaptronic Structures.- Multifunctional Materials - the Basis for Adaptronics.- Controllers in Adaptronics.- Simulation of Adaptronic Systems.- Actuators in Adaptronics.- Sensors in Adaptronics.- Adaptronic Systems in Engineering.- Adaptronic Systems in Biology and Medicine.- Future Perspectives: Opportunities, Risks and Requirements in Adaptronics.