Adaptive Structures: Practice and Promise

Venue: Denver

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 20, 2002 End Date/Time: Apr 21, 2002
Early Registration Date: Mar 22, 2002
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The last 20 years have seen significant advances in the general field of controlled structures. These advances were driven by the need for higher specific performance, and were enabled by advances in transducer materials, electronics, and computing technology. This course will introduce participants to "smart" materials; to devices made using such materials; to the use of such devices as elements of adaptive structures; and to control strategies tailored to exploit the unique features of such materials and devices. The instructors will also present useful design information, including material figures-of-merit, modeling methods for adaptive structures, and example applications.