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Adaptive structures have the ability to adapt, evolve or change their
properties or behaviour in response to the environment around them. The
analysis and design of adaptive structures requires a highly multi-disciplinary
approach which includes elements of structures, materials, dynamics, control,
design and inspiration taken from biological systems. Development of adaptive
structures has been taking place in a wide range of industrial applications,
but is particularly advanced in the aerospace and space technology sector with
morphing wings, deployable space structures; piezoelectric devices and
vibration control of tall buildings.
Bringing together some of the foremost world experts in adaptive structures,
this unique text: includes discussions of the application of adaptive
structures in the aerospace, military, civil engineering structures, automotive
and MEMS. presents the impact of biological inspiration in designing adaptive
structures, particularly the use of hierarchy in nature, which typically
induces multi-functional behavior. sets the agenda for future research in
adaptive structures in one distinctive single volume.
Adaptive Structures: Engineering Applications is essential reading for
engineers and scientists working in the fields of intelligent materials,
structural vibration, control and related smart technologies. It will also be
of interest to senior undergraduate and postgraduate research students as well
as design engineers working in the aerospace, mechanical, electrical and civil