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Smart materials in construction: performance gains and barriers to commercial exploitation
Author(s): Tony Sheehan; Clifford M. Friend; Karl Daubmann
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Paper Abstract

Construction is recognised as a potential application for Smart Materials and Structures. However, currently there has been little real penetration of these technologies into this sector. This paper highlights the potential gains from using Smart technologies form the perspective of the technological push and contrasts this with its current poor focus on the real needs of the sector. A visual assessment technique for the selection of smart materials and the needs of the construction, or indeed any other, sector. It is shown that this technique is a powerful aid in assisting the technology transfer of smart materials into construction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4073, Fifth European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (24 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.396387
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Tony Sheehan, Ove Arup and Partners (United Kingdom)
Clifford M. Friend, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
Karl Daubmann, Univ. of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4073:
Fifth European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Pierre Francois Gobin; Clifford M. Friend, Editor(s)

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