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Optimal finite-element-based design of actively controlled smart composite structures under uncertainties
Author(s): Irewole R. Orisamolu; Tamunoiyala S. Koko; Unyime O. Akpan; Malcolm J. Smith
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a novel integrated formulation and robust computational tool that can be efficiently employed for the design and analysis of actively controlled smart composite structural systems. The modeling simulation capabilities account for the coupling between thermal, mechanical and electric fields within the framework of an integrated structure/control strategy. The paper also reports the formulation and implementation of an optimization capability for the design and tailoring of smart structural systems. Finally, probabilistic and fuzzy models for rationally and systematically accounting for the uncertainties in structural, control, material, and load parameters are presented. The capabilities are packaged in a comprehensive and user- friendly software system (SMARTCOM) that can be readily applied for cost-effective design or response characterization of actively controlled smart structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3323, Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, (24 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316340
Show Author Affiliations
Irewole R. Orisamolu, Martec Ltd. (United States)
Tamunoiyala S. Koko, Martec Ltd. (Canada)
Unyime O. Akpan, Martec Ltd. (Canada)
Malcolm J. Smith, Martec Ltd. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3323:
Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures
Vasundara V. Varadan, Editor(s)

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