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Smart (intelligent) structures have been the focus of a great deal of recent research interest. In this book, leading researchers report the state of the art and discuss new ideas, results and trends in 43 contributions, covering fundamental research issues, the role of intelligent monitoring in structural identification and damage assessment, the potential of automatic control systems in achieving a desired structural behaviour, and a number of practical issues in the analysis and design of smart structures in mechanical and civil engineering applications. Audience: A multidisciplinary reference for materials scientists and engineers in such areas as mechanical, civil, aeronautical, electrical, control, and computer engineering.
Preface. Robust decentralized Hoo control of input delayed interconnected systems; L. Bakule, J. Böhm. Scale influence in the static and dynamic behaviour of no-tension solids; A. Baratta. Passive magnetic damping composites; A. Baz. Desk-top selected laser sintering of stereometric shapes; Z.M. Bzymeck, et al. Smart structures research in the U.S.; K.P. Chong. Damage prediction concept based on monitoring and numerical modelling of a medieval church; W. Cudny, et al. Few remarks on the controllability of an aeroacoustic model using piezo-devices; P. Destuynder. Supervision, maintenance and renovation of reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges; Gy. Farkas. Numerical and experimental investigations of adaptive plate and shell structures; U. Gabbert, et al. Layered piezoelectric composites: macroscopic behaviour; A. Galka, R. Wojnar. Smart structures using carbon fibre reinforced concrete (CFRC); J.M. Gonzalez, S. Jalali. Optimal design of adaptive structures; J. Holnicki-Szule. Magnetoelastic method of stress measurement in steel; A. Jarosevic. Damage assessment, reliability estimation and renovation of structural systems; S. Jendo, J. Niczyj. Controlling pantograph dynamics using smart technology; H.W. Jiang, et al. Piezogenerated elastic waves for structural health monitoring; G. Kawiecki. Design of adaptive structures for improved crashworthiness; L. Knap, J. Holnicki-Szulc. Modeling and experiments of the hysteretic response of an active hydrofoil actuated by SMA line actuators; D.C. Lagoudas, et al. Vibration and stability control of gyroelastic thin-walled beams via smart materials technology; L. Librescu, et al. A critical overview of the published research on control of vibrations of civil engineering structures; F.López-Almansa. Decentralized sliding mode control of a two-cable-stayed bridge; N. Luo, et al. Active control of cable-stayed bridges; M.E. Magaña, et al. Strategy of impulse release of strain energy for damping of vibration; Z. Marzec, et al. Analysis of a hybrid system for noise reduction; S. Micu. Effectiveness of smart structure concepts to improve rotorcraft behaviour; J.P. Narkiewicz. Control system for highway load effects; A.S. Nowak, J. Eom. Optimal delayed feedback vibration absorber for flexible beams; N. Olgac, N. Jalili. Active parametric modification of linear vibrating systems; A. Ossowski. Laser control of frame microstructures; A. Ossowski, J. Widłaszewski. Finite element analysis of the dynamic response of composite plates with embedded shape-memory alloy fibers; W. Ostachowicz, et al. Application of active tendons to the damping of aerospace and civil engineering structures; A. Preumont, F. Bossens. Control theory sources in active control of civil engineering structures; J. Rodellar. Analysis and optimization of energy conversion efficiency for piezoelectric transducers; N.N. Rogacheva. Numerical and experimental behaviour of the corge railway bridge with active railway support; L.A.P. Simões da Silva, et al. Flextensional actuator design using topology optimization and the homogenization method. Theory and implementation; E.C.N. Silva, et al. Active control of nonlinear 2-degrees-of-freedom vehicle suspension under stochastic excitations; L. Socha. Active structural control against wind; T.T. Soong, H. Gupta. Low-cycle fatigue behavior of copper zinc aluminium shape memory alloys; A. Subramaniam, et al. On two problems of exact controllability for elastic anisotropic solids; J.J. Telega, W.R. Bi