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Smart Material Systems [Book Review]. Article (PDF Available) in IEEE Control Systems Magazine 26(6) · January with 1, The development of Smart Materials and Systems is truly multi-disciplinary science, drawing on expertise ranging from materials science and manufacturing to. Smart materials are common name for a wide group of different substances. Keywords: Smart Materials, Actuators, Piezoelectric, External Stimuli .. Manual disassembly is expensive and time consuming but the use of smart materials could.
Although coupled effects could in principle comprise many different materials properties piezo, electrical resistance etc.
All topics are broadly covered by a brief general description of the effect, a few examples of applications and the governing coupling constants, to an in-depth discussion of the leading phenomenological models. Sometimes, in places the reader might be overwhelmed by the amount numberof mathematical equations; however, the author has made an attempt to move some of the definitions to appendices in order to maintain readability.
Figures are mostly appealing and illustrative, in particular when supporting the applications. Overall, the text seems well prepared and the general appearance is appealing. Depending on their background, readers from micro-engineering can use the book as a thorough introduction as well as a reference text.
Scientists who lay an emphasis on the application as well as development of continuum models for materials may find the book really useful. For these sections, the readers should be comfortable with tensor and vector calculus and solving partial differential equations.
Researchers from the basic sciences connected to microstructure and first-principle modelling are not so well served by this book in terms of the theoretical aspects but possibly may find it a useful resource for literature on applications. The first chapter starts with a very general introduction to the field of smart materials, positioning the topics covered in the book. Also, for the four types of materials a literature review is given, categorized by application.
For those readers in need of broad access to all or some of the materials systems discussed, this chapter should be sufficient.
Smart materials and structures
Recommend Documents. Smart structures — modeling and applications.
Modelling of smart structures. Smart3 — Smart Materials for Smart Applications.
Chromogenic smart materials. Smart Materials Bulletin.
Smart magnetic structures for MEMS. In conclusion, the book is a good summary of the four topics listed at the end of the first paragraph above , and as such is a good introduction to smart materials and structures.
However, it has very little relevance to the coverage of this journal, although there are important possibilities for smart technology in the control of composites manufacturing operations which should have been included. The text focuses on electro-rheological fluids, piezoelectric materials, shape-memory materials and fibre optics.
Intelligent Materials and Structures
The authors are with the Intelligent Materials and Structures Laboratory at the Michigan State University, and have a considerable reputation in the technical field covered. The book is well written, albeit somewhat restrained in enthusiasm, in the style of a graduate essay. The authors demonstrate their wide experience, but tend to assume that the reader is conversant with all their various specialisms, of which they list 15 specific technical areas at page A few more definitions or explanations would be helpful e.Advanced Aerospace Materials.
Separate chapters are devoted to the thorough examination of theory and application of laminated composite materials, Piezoelectricity, Shape Memory Alloys, Electro- and Magnetorheological fluids as well as Magneto- and Electrostrictive materials.
Smart materials and structures.
Special attention is paid to applications of intelligent materials to various structures in the aerospace and medical sector, piezoelectric motors as well as piezoelectric and electromagnetic energy harvesting.
Also, for the four types of materials a literature review is given, categorized by application. Also in these chapters, piezoelectric materials are thoroughly covered.
Scientists who lay an emphasis on the application as well as development of continuum models for materials may find the book really useful. Part III presents a comprehensive account of the modeling of smart systems, smart sensors and actuators. It provides a valuable source of information for environmental, materials, polymer and nano-scientists interested in environmental applications of functional material surfaces.