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Optical Engineering

Smart Structures and Materials
Author(s): Marten J. de Vries
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Paper Abstract

The development of ‘‘smart’’ materials and structures has been underway for several decades. These intelligent materials and structural systems typically incorporate internal mechanisms for sensing, signal processing, and actuation. Future applications will likely include civil infrastructure monitoring, biomedicine, aerospace, hydrospace, and other uses where periodic self-examination and adaptability may be important. In the field of smart structures and materials, scientists often disagree on what makes materials or structures ‘‘intelligent.’’

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1997
PDF: 2 pages
Opt. Eng. 36(2) doi: 10.1117/1.601190
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 36, Issue 2
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Marten J. de Vries, NanoSonic, Inc. (United States)

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