Intelligent Materials and Structures provides exceptional insights into designing intelligent materials and structures for special applications in engineering. The author introduces the fundamental materials science involved in research endeavors and simultaneously reviews the current state-of-the-art of intelligent materials and structures.
Separate chapters are devoted to the thorough examination of theory and application of laminated composite materials, Piezoelectricity, Shape Memory Alloys, Electro- and Magnetorheological fluids as well as Magneto- and Electrostrictive materials. Each chapter contains numerous equations and figures describing theories, models and behavior of the intelligent material discussed.
Special attention is paid to applications of intelligent materials to various structures in the aerospace and medical sector, piezoelectric motors as well as piezoelectric and electromagnetic energy harvesting.
Introduction to Intelligent Materials and Structures
Laminated Composite Materials
Shape Memory Alloys
Electrorheological and Magnetorheological Fluids
Magnetostrictive and Electrostrictive Materials
Applications of Intelligent Materials in Structures
Energy Harvesting using Intelligent Materials
About the Author
Haim Abramovich, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
Table of Contents
From the contents:
Active and passive damping
Shape memory alloy
Classical lamination theory
Higher order theories
Anisotropic structure with piezoelectric layers - equations of motion for beams
Actuators and sensors
Distributed control to reduce vibrations