1 May 1992 An innovative class of macroscopically smart composite structural materials featuring both actuators and sensors
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
A collection of diverse experimental investigations are presented herein which demonstrate theactive vibration control capabilities of macroscopically smart fibrous composite structures featuringelectro-rheological (ER) fluids, piezoelectric materials, and fiber optic sensing systems. Thiscollage of investigations demonstrates the ability of beam and plate-like structures fabricated in thisclass of smart laminated materials to tailor their elastodynamic characteristics in real-time.Furthermore, by judicious selection, the smart-materials designer can synthesize numerous classesof hybrid actuation systems from a variety of generic actuator systems in order to satisfy a broadrange of performance specifications that cannot be satisfied by embedding only a single type ofactuator systems within this class of composite structures.
© (1992) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
M. V. Gandhi, "An innovative class of macroscopically smart composite structural materials featuring both actuators and sensors", Proc. SPIE 1777, First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, 177721 (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2298096; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2298096
PROCEEDINGS
4 PAGES


SHARE
Back to Top