This book is a general introduction to intelligent or smart materials, systems and machines. Presented in understandable and non-mathematical terms, it is for anyone who is interested in future developments in these fields or who needs to be briefed on the current status of these interdisciplinary technologies. The intended audience comprises physicists, engineers, materials scientists and computer scientists of all levels, from undergraduates to post-doctoral practitioners. Contents: The Smart Approach a An Introduction to Smart TechnologiesSensing Systems for Smart StructuresVibration Control Using Smart StructuresData Fusion a The Role of Signal Processing for Smart Structures and SystemsShape Memory Alloys a A Smart Technology?Piezoelectric MaterialsMagnetostrictionSmart Fluid MachinesSmart Biomaterials a aOut-Smartinga the Body's Defence Systems and Other Advances in Materials for MedicineNatural Engineering a The Smart Synergy Readership: Undergraduates and researchers in materials science and engineering, electrical a electronic engineering, systems engineering and aerospace engineering. Keywords:Reviews:aAll contributions are presented in a simple and non-mathematical approach. This book is particularly suited to scientists who are already involved in one sector of smart technologies and would like to broaden their knowledge or are willing to expand their activities to another field. Also, because of the simple approach used to introduce the various topics and the large number of examples presented it could be of great help for Masters or PhD students who are beginning their projects in their field.aJournal of Sound and Vibration12 Distributed sensor for water or hydrocarbon spillage: (a) schematic diagram; ( b) microscope photographs. anchoring system so that the very expensive ... This has found use in industrial processes and as a fire alarm system in tunnels.
|Author||:||K Worden, W A Bullough, J Haywood|
|Publisher||:||World Scientific - 2003-04-30|