Prof. Siavouche Nemat-Nasser
Distinguished Professor/Mechanics & Materials at Univ of California San Diego
SPIE Involvement:
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Publications (44)

Proceedings Article | 1 April 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9432, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2015
KEYWORDS: Signal attenuation, Glasses, Particles, Composites, Image analysis, Ultrasonics, Scanning electron microscopy, Transducers, Solids, Temperature metrology

Proceedings Article | 23 March 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9438, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2015
KEYWORDS: Metamaterials, Optical filters, Genetic algorithms, Aerospace engineering, Signal attenuation, Composites, Wave propagation, Optimization (mathematics), Acoustics, Destructive interference

Proceedings Article | 3 April 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8689, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2013
KEYWORDS: Particles, Composites, Resistance, Corrosion, Ultrasonics, Humidity, Transducers, Attenuators, Acoustics, Spherical lenses

Proceedings Article | 3 April 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8689, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2013
KEYWORDS: Silica, Signal attenuation, Particles, Crystals, Composites, Computing systems, Ultrasonics, Transducers, Attenuators, Temperature metrology

Proceedings Article | 3 April 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8689, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2013
KEYWORDS: Homogenization, Composites, Interfaces, Ultrasonics, Transducers, Finite element methods, Aluminum, Neodymium, Acoustics, Electromechanical design

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Conference Committee Involvement (20)
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XVIII
21 March 2016 | Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XVII
9 March 2015 | San Diego, California, United States
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XVI
10 March 2014 | San Diego, California, United States
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XV
11 March 2013 | San Diego, California, United States
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XIV
12 March 2012 | San Diego, California, United States
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Course Instructor
SC125: Electroactive Polymers (EAP) Actuators and Devices
This course provides an overview of EAP--the state of the art, challenges and potential. The materials used for the two major categories, ionic and electronic types, are explained. The basic mechanisms responsible for the electroactive behavior of EAP materials are compared with natural muscles. Analytical models, fabrication processes and how to characterize these materials are described. Current applications are reviewed including actuators, robotics, animatronics, medical, and biologically inspired mechanisms, called biomimetics. The course ends with a discussion of the future prospects of EAP as actuators in systems, mechanisms and smart structures for space, industrial and medical applications.
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