This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the embryonic field of smart materials and structures. The text also presents a review of the sub-discplines of the field, and focuses on electro-rheological fluids, peizoelectric materials, shape-memory materials, and fibre-optics in particular. Readers are appraised of the technical challenges to the commercialization of products incorporating these material technologies, and the potential applicaitons of these technologies in virtually every segment of the international market place.... of self-diagnostic capabilities in order that the airplanes can safely operate under abnormal conditions such as those experienced by the Aloha Boeing 737. ... Figure 3.41 illustrates a schematic for an aircraft utilizing these capabilities.
|Title||:||Smart Materials and Structures|
|Author||:||M.V. Gandhi, Brian S. Thompson|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 1992-05-31|