Two key words for mechanical engineering in the future are Micro and Intelligence. It is weIl known that the leadership in the intelligence technology is a marter of vital importance for the future status of industrial society, and thus national research projects for intelligent materials, structures and machines have started not only in advanced countries, but also in developing countries. Materials and structures which have self-sensing, diagnosis and actuating systems, are called intelligent or smart, and are of growing research interest in the world. In this situation, the IUT AM symposium on Dynamics 0/ Advanced Materials and Smart Structures was a timely one. Smart materials and structures are those equipped with sensors and actuators to achieve their designed performance in achanging environment. They have complex structural properties and mechanical responses. Many engineering problems, such as interface and edge phenomena, mechanical and electro-magnetic interaction/coupling and sensing, actuating and control techniques, arise in the development ofintelligent structures. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature ofthese problems, all ofthe classical sciences and technologies, such as applied mathematics, material science, solid and fluid mechanics, control techniques and others must be assembled and used to solve them. IUTAM weIl understands the importance ofthis emerging technology. An IUTAM symposium on Smart Structures and Structronic Systems (Chaired by U.
Table of ContentsPreface. Closing Address. Committees and Sponsors. List of Participants. Symposium Program. Exact Solution for a Thermoelastic Problem of Wave Propagations in a Piezoelectric Plate; F. Ashida, T.R. Tauchert. Simulation of Impact-Induced Martensitic Phase-Transition Front Propagation in Thermoelastic Solids; A Berezovski, G.A. Maugin. Wave Scattering and Attenuation in Polymer-Based Composites: Analysis and Measurements; S. Biwa, et al. Dynamics of Structural Systems with Devices Driven by Fuzzy Controllers; F. Casciati, R. Rossi. Model Reduction for Complex Adaptive Structures; W. Chang, V.V. Varadan. Transient Analysis of Smart Structures Using a Coupled Piezoelectric-Mechanical Theory; A. Chattopadhyay, et al. Dynamic Behavior of Shape Memory Alloy Structural Devices: Numerical and Experimental Investigation; L. Faravelli, S. Casciati. Overall Design and Simulation of Smart Structures; U. Gabbert, et al. Bio-Mimetic Smart Microstructures: Attachment Devices in Insects as a Possible Source for Technical Design; S.N. Gorb. Stress-Focusing Effects in a Spherical Inclusion Embedded into an Infinite Medium Caused by Instantaneous Phase Transformation; T. Hata. Free Large Vibrations of Buckled Laminated Plates; R. Heuer. High-Performance Impact Absorbing Materials The Concept, Design Tools and Applications; J. Holnicki-Szulc, P. Pawlowski. Maysel's Formula for Small Vibrations Superimposed upon Large Static Deformations of Piezoelastic Bodies; H. Irschik, U. Pichler. The Analysis of Transient Thermal Stresses in Piezothermoelastic Semi-infinite Body with an Edge Crack; M. Ishihara, et al. Transient Dynamic Stresses around a Crack in a Nonhomogeneous Layer between Two Dissimilar Elastic Half-Spaces; S. Itou. Remote Smart Damage Detection via Internet with Unsupervised Statistical Diagnosis; A. Iwasaki, et al. Smart Actuation from Coupling between Active Polymer Gels and Fibrous Structures; G. Jeronimidis. Thermally Induced Vibration of an Inhomogeneous Beam Due to a Cyclic Heating; R. Kawamura, et al. Application of Optical Fiber Sensors to Smart Structures; S.-H. Kim, et al. Application of Stress and Strain Control to Living Tissues; V. Kiryukhin, Y. Nyashin. Unfolding of Morning Glory Flower as a Deployable Structure; H. Kobayashi, et al. Mechanics of Plasma Membrane Vesicles in Cells; T. Kosawada. Control of Structures by Means of High-Frequency Vibration; A. Kovaleva. Numerical Modeling of Smart Devices; R. Lerch. A Review of Simulation Methods for Smart Structures with Piezoelectric Materials; G.R. Liu, et al. Application of Transfer Matrix Method in Analyzing the Inhomogeneous Initial Stress Problem in Prestressed Layered Piezoelectric Media; H. Liu, et al. Infinitesimal Mechanism Modes of Tensegrity Modules; H. Murakami, Y. Nishimura. Shape and Stress Control in Elastic and Inelastic Structures; Y. Nyashin, V. Kiryukhin. Transient Piezothermoelasticity for a Cylindrical Composite Panel; Y. Ootao, Y. Tanigawa. Active Damping of Torsional Vibration in a Piezoelectric Fiber Composite Shaft; P.M. Przybylowicz. High-Performance PZT and PNN-PZT Actuators; J. Qiu, et al. Energy Release Rate Criteria for Piezoelectric Solids; N. Rajapakse, S.X. Xu. Integral Approach for Velocity Feedback Control in a Thin Plate with Piezoelectric Patches; S. Sadek, et al. Non-Parametric Representations of MR Linear Damping Behaviour; B. Sapinski. Active Control of Smart Structures Using Port Controlled Hamiltonian Systems; K. Schlachter, K. Zehetleitner. Numerical Simulation for Control of Progressive Buckling with Defects on Axisymmetric Shell Structure; Y. Shibuya