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Progress in smart materials and structures.


Progress in smart materials and structures.

Ed. by Peter L. Reece.

Nova Science Publishers


372 pages




This volume collects nine recent research papers examining "smart" or "responsive" materials, those materials that change their mechanical, electrical, structural, or functional properties in response to environmental stimuli. Topics addressed by the papers include thermomechanical properties of shape memory composite with shape memory alloy and shape memory polymer, issues for the optimal training of two-way shape memory alloy, detwining in shape memory alloy, design and applications of smart ionic polymer-metal composites, spectral finite elements for active wave control in smart composite structures, smart composite platforms for satellites thrust vector control and vibration suppression, temperature-insensitive sensors with chirp-tuned fiber Bragg gratings, wavelet-based unsupervised and supervised learning algorithms for ultrasonic structural monitoring of waveguides, and micromechanical analyses of smart composite materials. Although contributors all hail from accredited educational and research institutions, the editors credentials are not given nor is any explanation for the selection of articles provided.

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