1 May 1992 An innovative class of macroscopically smart composite structural materials featuring both actuators and sensors
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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.
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M. V. Gandhi, 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
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