Smart Composite Structures Featuring Embedded Hybrid Actuation and Sensing Capabilities: An Analytical and Experimental Investigation,
Final rept. 1 Apr 90-31 Mar 94,
MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING DIV OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH
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The research focused upon the creation of engineering materials that mimic some of the attributes of naturally occurring biological materials. This was accomplished by blending different combinations of actuators, sensors, microprocessors and control algorithms in host composite materials. Comprehensive theoretical, experimental and computational investigations were undertaken and the resulting methodologies applied to a diverse group of engineering systems including beams, plates, linkages, and robots.
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