Intelligent Materials and Structures

Intelligent Materials and Structures

by Haim Abramovich

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Overview

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.

Contents:
Introduction to Intelligent Materials and Structures
Laminated Composite Materials
Piezoelectricity
Shape Memory Alloys
Electrorheological and Magnetorheological Fluids
Magnetostrictive and Electrostrictive Materials
Applications of Intelligent Materials in Structures
Energy Harvesting using Intelligent Materials
Index

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783110338010
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 09/12/2016
Series: De Gruyter Textbook Series
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Haim Abramovich, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

Table of Contents

From the contents:

Intelligent materials

Intelligent structures

Active and passive damping

Piezoelectric effects

Shape memory alloy

Electro-rheological fluids

Classical lamination theory

Higher order theories

Anisotropic structure with piezoelectric layers - equations of motion for beams

Actuators and sensors

Dynamic models

Distributed control to reduce vibrations

Laboratory applications

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