The key science and technology challenges which will facilitate the transition from a qmake do and mendq philosophy inevitably restricting the degree of intelligence which can be engineered and the qdesigner materials systemsq philosophy which is the ultimate goal are considered. The longer term vision will need to accord much more closely with nature's design paradigms, with control at the molecular, nano, micro and macro level of synthesis and assembly, of active self repair materials systems in function shapes.Craig A. Rogers ... Passive methods, based essentially on the use of DVA ( Dynamic Vibration Absorbers) have been shown to be not entirely satisfactory, due to the significant ... The concept of aquot;Smart Structuresaquot;, - , may give the right answers to this need. In particular, systems based on piezoelectric sensors and actuators integrated into the various structural components, play a fundamental role.
|Title||:||Intelligent Materials, Second International Conference Proceedings|
|Author||:||Craig A. Rogers|
|Publisher||:||CRC Press - 1994-01-01|