Accession Number : ADA290723

Title :   European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials (2nd), Held at Glasgow, Scotland on 12-14 October 1994. Volume 2361.

Corporate Author : STRATHCLYDE UNIV GLASGOW (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : McDonach, Alaster ; Gardiner, Peter T. ; McEwen, Ron S. ; Culshaw, Brian

PDF Url : ADA290723

Report Date : 14 OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 390

Abstract : In this conference, we increase our exploration of the practical benefits which can be obtained by the application of the Smart Structures and Materials concept. Space scientists and engineers are used to waiting half their lives for the flilfilment of their plans. Their enthusiastic vibrations remain undamped. But the Smart Structures and Materials concept has many strings to its bow. Cunningly implemented, it can enhance safety and prolong performance and thereby save money! It is not surprising therefore that smart concepts are invading the more down-to-earth world of buildings and bags, medicine and manufictunng. Examples of these applications will be found in this conference, affirmation that the subject is moving along with a life of its own. (MM)

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, *NEURAL NETS, *STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, *ALLOYS, *CIVIL ENGINEERING, SYMPOSIA, SPACECRAFT, AIRCRAFT, STRESS ANALYSIS, ELECTROOPTICS, MONITORING, POLYMERS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, LAMINATES, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, DISPLACEMENT, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, BUILDINGS, DAMPING, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, CONCRETE, STRAIN(MECHANICS), ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, STEEL, AEROELASTICITY, CERAMIC MATERIALS, OPTICAL INTERFEROMETERS, HELICOPTERS, PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIALS, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, STRAIN GAGES, AEROSPACE CRAFT, THERMOPLASTIC RESINS, FUZZY SETS, TRANSDUCERS, ACTUATORS, EPOXY COMPOSITES, DESIGN CRITERIA, OPTICAL DETECTORS, MULTIPLEXING, GELS, REFLECTORS, BRIDGES, REINFORCED CONCRETE.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Cybernetics
      Civil Engineering
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics
      Aircraft
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE