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Smart structures activities worldwide
Author(s): Brian Culshaw
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Paper Abstract

The topic of smart structure and materials is extremely broad and so encompasses an immense amount of activity. This paper presents a very restricted snapshot of this activity and highlights ongoing work in materials, components technology, software support and applications. The highlights are selected primarily on the basis of the author's personal interests and seek to convey at least some of the exciting potential offered by the engineering disciplines encompassed within the smart structures concept. Perhaps the theme which emerges is that the applications which have already made their mark have yet to fully exploit the potential offered by the contributing technologies. There is much more to come.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 2717, Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239020
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Brian Culshaw, Strathclyde Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2717:
Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Inderjit Chopra, Editor(s)

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