... of smart technologies, Chongqing University, Nanjing University of Aeronautics
and Astronautics, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University jointly hosted The World
Forum on Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology (SMSST'07) – the ...
Author: B.F. Spencer Jr.
Publisher: CRC Press
This collection of almost 300 articles provides the critical knowledge and technological bases required for meeting one of the ultimate engineering challenges: the design and construction of smart structures and systems. It meets that trend that research in smart materials and structures seeks to apply multifunctional capabilities. Contributions deal with the use of new and existing materials to develop structures and systems that are capable of self-sensing, self-diagnosing, self-healing. Moreover such systems should be able to give adaptive responses to prevent loss and catastrophe, to minimize costs, and to prolong service life. Intended for researchers and practitioners from a broad range of disciplines. Set of book of abstracts (840 pp) and full paper, searchable CD-ROM (1994 pp).
Structures technology encompasses a wide range of component technologies
from materials development to analysis, design, testing, production, and
maintenance. Materials and structures have been largely responsible for major ...
Author: Ahmed Khairy Noor
Drawn from early volumes of Aerospace America and its antecedents, this book rescues the insights, concerns, and dreams of dozens of structural engineers for the next generation of aerospace scientists and engineers. Written by eminent individuals in structures, this book provides accessible source material for university-level design courses in aerospace engineering. The first paper in Structures Technology deals with new structures for future aerospace systems and provides a contrast between our current thinking and past technology plans. Succeeding papers are historical reports covering materials and structures, general structures technology, aircraft structures, space structures, and structural dynamics technology. You will also find sections covering structural configurations, thermal protection systems, subsonic aircraft, supersonic and hypersonic vehicles and structures for space systems.
Test structures are widely used in all manner of scientific and technological
endeavors. Their role in the development and monitoring of technology and its
applications in the specific area of microelectronics has become ever more
important as ...
Author: Manjul Bhushan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Microelectronic Test Structures for CMOS Technology and Products addresses the basic concepts of the design of test structures for incorporation within test-vehicles, scribe-lines, and CMOS products. The role of test structures in the development and monitoring of CMOS technologies and products has become ever more important with the increased cost and complexity of development and manufacturing. In this timely volume, IBM scientists Manjul Bhushan and Mark Ketchen emphasize high speed characterization techniques for digital CMOS circuit applications and bridging between circuit performance and characteristics of MOSFETs and other circuit elements. Detailed examples are presented throughout, many of which are equally applicable to other microelectronic technologies as well. The authors’ overarching goal is to provide students and technology practitioners alike a practical guide to the disciplined design and use of test structures that give unambiguous information on the parametrics and performance of digital CMOS technology.
... and highly constrained structures . While research continued in an attempt to
extend the basic concept to the lower strength and higher toughness materials ,
the technology advanced rapidly to establish material specifications , design
Author: George C. Sih
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The last decade has seen a significant growth in the processing and fabrication of advanced composite materials. This volume contains the up-to-date contributions of those with working experience in the automotive, marine, aerospace and construction field. Starting with modern technologies concerned with assessing the change in material microstructure in terms of the processing parameters, methodologies are offered to account for tradeoffs between the fundamental variables such as temperature and pressure that control the product quality. The book contains new ideas and data, not available in the open literature.
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Science and
Technology of Semiconductor-On-Insulator Structures and Devices Operating in
a Harsh Environment, Kiev, Ukraine, 26-30 April 2004 Denis Flandre, Alexei N.
Author: Denis Flandre
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This proceedings volume archives the contributions of the speakers who attended the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on “Science and Technology of Semiconductor-On-Insulator Structures and Devices Operating in a Harsh Environment” held at the Sanatorium Puscha Ozerna, th th Kyiv, Ukraine, from 25 to 29 April 2004. The semiconductor industry has maintained a very rapid growth during the last three decades through impressive technological achievements which have resulted in products with higher performance and lower cost per function. After many years of development semiconductor-on-insulator materials have entered volume production and will increasingly be used by the manufacturing industry. The wider use of semiconductor (especially silicon) on insulator materials will not only enable the benefits of these materials to be further demonstrated but, also, will drive down the cost of substrates which, in turn, will stimulate the development of other novel devices and applications. In itself this trend will encourage the promotion of the skills and ideas generated by researchers in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and their incorporation in future collaborations.
Monopoly status could also be acquired through investments in innovative
activities resulting in the creation of new technologies , new methods of
production and new products . Monopoly due to the creation and ownership of
intangible assets ...
Author: Nagesh Kumar
Publisher: Psychology Press
Technology, Market Structure and Internationalization discusses the domestic and external factors that impinge upon the process of technological capability building in developing countries and draws policy implications. Specifically, it examines the interaction between technological effort in developing countries. Providing fresh insights, this volume will be of interest to researchers in development economics as well as to those involved with the creation of policy in developing countries.
Other mollusk shells with different structural morphologies, such as prismatic and
crossed lamellar (like plywood), are also highly filled polymer-based composites
... Hierarchical Structures in Biology as a Guide for New Materials Technology.
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
Hierarchical structures are those assemblages of molecular units or their aggregates embedded within other particles or aggregates that may, in turn, be part of even larger units of increasing levels of organization. This volume reviews the state of the art of synthetic techniques and processing procedures for assembling these structures. Typical natural-occurring systems used as models for synthetic efforts and insight on properties, unusual characteristics, and potential end-use applications are identified. Suggestions are made for research and development efforts to mimic such structures for broader applications.
Author: Anthony J. Bianculli
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
The radial prophets of the English civil wars were fascinating figures, combining a devout belief in the power of divine inspiration with a passionate desire for social change and a distinctly eccentric rhetorical style. Tracing the prophets who rant, rage, and wreak havoc through the works of Butler, Dryden, Mandeville, Pope, and other less familiar writers of the period, 'Transforming the Word' pursues the fate of radical prophecy between 1660 and 1742.
By Gwen Chisholm Staff Officer Transportation Research Board TCRP Report 94:
Fare Policies, Structures and Technologies: Update identifies, describes, and
evaluates key fare structures, policies, and technologies that are being
Author: Daniel Fleishman
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
TCRP Report 94: Fare Policies, Structures and Technologies: Update identifies, describes, and evaluates key fare structures, policies, and technologies that are being considered by transit agencies, with a focus on their impact on customers, operations management, and effective and equitable fare integration. The report includes data on fare structures, policy-making procedures, and ongoing efforts to implement fare technology. This report provides guidance on making decisions related to fare policies, structures, and technologies. It includes practical information that can be readily used by transit professionals and policy makers in fare-related planning and decision making. This report updates information presented in TCRP Reports 10 and 32 and presents the latest developments and research results related to fare policy and technology issues.
Preface Structures today are primarily designed for a single purpose , such as
supporting a load . Nature , by contrast ... Fiber optic technology is destined to
become one of the core technologies of the twenty - first century . The purpose of
Author: Raymond M. Measures
Publisher: Academic Press
This book is the first to address the field of structurally integrated fiber optic sensors. Fiber optic sensors embedded within materials and systems are able to measure a variety of parameters (i.e. temperature, vibration, deformation, strain, etc.) that allows for real time non-destructive evaluation. Examples include the following: monitoring structural fatigue in aging aircraft or loads in bridge structures. In more advanced applications, fiber optic sensors control actuators that allow materials to adapt to their environment. This gives rise to the names, "smart," "intelligent," and/or "adaptive" materials or structures. Structural Monitoring with Fiber Optic Technology is the firs single author book on the new field of fiber optic structural sensing. As such it provides: coverage of the fundamentals of the technology, a coherent and systematic discussion on the most important aspects of the subject, a broad view of the subject, while retaining a degree of focus on those advances most significant in terms of their future potential, particularly in regard to broad implementation of the technology. The book provides an introduction to the relevant value to structural monitoring. It also highlights the advantages of fiber optic based sensors over conventional electrical measurement technology. The book richly illustrates the subject matter with 615 figures and provides many examples of fiber optic structural sensing, including a detailed overview of a number of major field site applications. Most of these large scale applications are drawn from the civil engineering community as they have been the first to strongly embrace fiber optic structural monitoring. This is especially true for bridges, where innovative new designs and the use of fiber reinforced polymer composite materials to replace steel represents a major advance that is expected to revolutionize the construction industry. Examples include new bridges, which are serving as testbeds for these new materials and are instrumented with arrays of fiber optic structural sensors. In one case, this state-of-the-art monitoring system permits engineers at a distant site to track the response of the bridge to traffic loads and keep an eye on the long term performance of the new materials. Fiber optic structural sensing technology is equally applicable to other industrial sectors, such as the aerospace and marine industries. Indeed, several examples of ships being instrumented with arrays of fiber optic sensors are also included. * The author directed one of the leading laboratories in the development of this technology and its application to civil engineering * Provides a strong, concise foundation in the basics of the technology * Includes many examples of the application of the technology, including many major field site case studies * Richly illustrated with 615 figures, many redrawn to make them easier to understand; also includes over 600 references * Written in a style designed to help the reader unfamiliar with fiber optic technology appreciate what can be accomplished with this new form of structural monitoring
... to fabricate and assemble advanced aerospace structures. The remarkable
performance characteristics of modern aerospace vehicles are, to a large degree,
a result of the high performance materials and manufacturing technology used in
Author: Flake C Campbell Jr
The rapidly-expanding aerospace industry is a prime developer and user of advanced metallic and composite materials in its many products. This book concentrates on the manufacturing technology necessary to fabricate and assemble these materials into useful and effective structural components. Detailed chapters are dedicated to each key metal or alloy used in the industry, including aluminum, magnesium, beryllium, titanium, high strength steels, and superalloys. In addition the book deals with composites, adhesive bonding and presents the essentials of structural assembly. This book will be an important resource for all those involved in aerospace design and construction, materials science and engineering, as well as for metallurgists and those working in related sectors such as the automotive and mass transport industries. Flake Campbell Jr has over thirty seven years experience in the aerospace industry and is currently Senior Technical Fellow at the Boeing Phantom Works in Missouri, USA. * All major aerospace structural materials covered: metals and composites * Focus on details of manufacture and use * Author has huge experience in aerospace industry * A must-have book for materials engineers, design and structural engineers, metallurgical engineers and manufacturers for the aerospace industry
Sensors. and. Technologies. for. Structural. Health. Monitoring: A. Review. S.C.
Mukhopadhyay1 and I. Ihara2 1School of Engineering and Advanced
Technology Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand ...
Author: Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The book has focussed on the different aspects of sensing technology, i.e. high reliability, adaptability, recalibration, information processing, data fusion, validation and integration of novel and high performance sensors specifically aims to use to inspect mechanical health of structure and similar applications. This book is dedicated to Sensing systems for Structural Health Monitoring offers to variety of users, namely, Master and PhD degree students, researchers, practitioners, especially Civil and Construction engineers. The book will provide an opportunity of a dedicated and a deep approach in order to improve their knowledge in this specific field.
Development of Tall Buildings The term “ tall building ” is not defined in specific
terms related to height or the number of storeys . A building is considered tall
when its structural analysis and design are in some way affected by the lateral
Author: M. Y. L. Chew
Publisher: World Scientific
This study describes current construction practices and processes for tall buildings from foundation to roof. It discusses the construction sequence of the various proprietary systems and their merits and disadvantages.