Adaptronics and Smart Structures: Basics, Materials, Design, by Hartmut Janocha

By Hartmut Janocha

Adaptronics is the time period encompassing technical fields that experience develop into identified across the world lower than the names "smart materials", "intelligent structures", and "smart structures". Adaptronics contributes to the optimisation of platforms and items. It bridges the distance among fabric and system/product and accommodates the hunt for multi-functional fabrics and parts and their integration in platforms or buildings. The authors of this ebook have taken at the job of showing the present cutting-edge during this box. The procedure parts actuators, sensors and controllers, technical basics, fabrics layout ideas and functional ideas are defined. chosen pattern purposes also are represented and present improvement developments are established.

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9b–d go back to the same shape as in Fig. 9a. In other words, the shape in the high temperature phase is ‘remembered’. This shape memory 42 3 Multifunctional Materials: The Basis for Adaptronics Fig. 9. Illustration of shape memory effect effect extends the elastic limit of the alloy with the help of temperature and the phase transition. Shape memory effect is directly related to the domain pattern and the interaction of domain walls with defects. How accommodating the shape of martensite depends on the available number of low temperature variants.

Sensing capabilities can be given to structures by externally attaching sensors or by incorporating such sensors within the structure during manufacturing. Some of the sensing materials used for this purpose include optical fibers, piezoelectric materials, ‘tagging’ particles, etc. You will find a detailed description of the corresponding sensors in Sects. 3, thus there is only a brief overview here. Piezoelectric materials have found widespread use as sensors in adaptronic structures [4] (see Sect.

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