New PDF release: Adaptive Structures: Engineering Applications

By David Wagg, Ian Bond, Paul Weaver, Michael Friswell

ISBN-10: 0470056975

ISBN-13: 9780470056974

ISBN-10: 0470512040

ISBN-13: 9780470512043

Adaptive buildings have the capacity to adapt, evolve or switch their houses or behaviour in keeping with the surroundings round them. The research and layout of adaptive buildings calls for a hugely multi-disciplinary technique which include components of  constructions, fabrics, dynamics, keep an eye on, layout and notion taken from organic platforms. improvement of adaptive buildings has been occurring in a variety of business functions, yet is especially complicated within the aerospace and house know-how zone with morphing wings, deployable area constructions; piezoelectric units and vibration keep an eye on of tall buildings.

Bringing jointly many of the best international specialists in adaptive buildings, this special text:

  • comprises discussions of the appliance of adaptive constructions within the aerospace, army, civil engineering buildings, automobile and MEMS.
  • offers the influence of organic notion in designing adaptive constructions, relatively using hierarchy in nature, which generally induces multi-functional habit.
  • units the schedule for destiny examine in adaptive constructions in a single targeted unmarried quantity.

Adaptive buildings: Engineering functions is vital analyzing for engineers and scientists operating within the fields of clever fabrics, structural vibration, keep watch over and comparable clever applied sciences. it's going to even be of curiosity to senior undergraduate and postgraduate examine scholars in addition to layout engineers operating within the aerospace, mechanical, electric and civil engineering sectors.

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In practice this is typically not the case, and more frequent than not, the specific disturbance path is unknown. A significant body of research (more than can be practically cited here) has been devoted to optimization of actuator and sensor aperture and placement Adaptive Structures: Engineering Applications © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd Edited by D. Wagg, I. Bond, P. Weaver and M. 1 Block diagram of model system [8–9, 11–12, 13, 15]. Performance metrics and optimization routines have been developed that focus on actuators and sensors individually and simultaneously.

499–509. R. , 1998, ‘A Summary Review of Vibration-Based Damage Identification Methods,’ Shock and Vibration Digest, 30(2), pp. 91–105. J. , 1994, ‘Dual Function System Having a Piezoelectric Element (Self Sensing Actuator),’ US Patent #5,347,870 awarded September 20, 1994. Giurgiutiu, V. , 2002, ‘Embedded Self-Sensing Piezoelectric Active Sensors for On-line Structural Identification,’ Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 124, pp. 116–125. A. , 2005, ‘A Wireless Active Sensing System for Impedance based Structural Health Monitoring’, Proceedings of IMAC XXIII, Orlando, FL, January 31–February 3.

There are many previous efforts in energy harvesting, especially using the piezoelectric effect. A summary is presented by Sondano et al. (2004b). The book by Roundy et al. (2004) provides a nice introduction to energy harvesting using vibration energy at resonance. The approach by Write et al. is to use resonance as opposed to random excitation used by Sodano et al. Other notable efforts are by Roundy (2005), who again focuses on using resonance to magnify the amount of captured energy, and Guyomar et al.

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