New trends in smart technologies
5th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials held in Saarbrücken/Germany in the summer of 2011
Smart technologies, materials and structures encompass sensing, actuation and control capabilities to be combined from a systems approach happening on a macro, meso or even micro scale. Smart technologies have triggered a variety of new research areas including condition and damage monitoring, passive and active damping or morphing. This book is an insight into latest development of those technologies from a fundamentals, modeling and applications point of view.