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Guest Editorial: Special Section on Smart Structures
Author(s): William B. Spillman

Paper Abstract

Over the past decade, a new interdisciplinary field of research called ‘‘smart structures’’ has emerged. A smart structure can be generally described as a nonbiological structure that has a definite designed-in purpose and the ‘‘will’’ and means to actively try to achieve that purpose. In some sense, a smart structure would be a nonbiological analog of a living structure such as a tree.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1997
PDF: 2 pages
Opt. Eng. 36(7) doi: 10.1117/1.601385
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 36, Issue 7
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William B. Spillman, BFGoodrich Aerospace (United States)

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