Adaptronics and Smart Structures

Basics, Materials, Design and Applications

  • Hartmut Janocha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Victor Giurgiutiu
    Pages 9-28
  3. V. Rao, R. Damle, S. Sana
    Pages 55-74
  4. Horst Baier, Frank Döngi, Uwe Müller
    Pages 75-93
  5. Hartmut Janocha, Ronan Leletty, Frank Claeyssen, Goran Engdahl, Jürgen Hesselbach, William A. Bulloug et al.
    Pages 95-300
  6. Neil M. White, Peter Boltryk, Wolfgang R. Habel, Raino Petricevic, Martin Gurka
    Pages 301-369
  7. Christian Boller, Tobias Melz, Dirk Mayer, Martin Thomaier, Hartmut Janocha, Hiroshi Matsuhisa et al.
    Pages 371-467
  8. Werner Nachtigall, Jörg-Uwe Meyer, Thomas Stieglitz
    Pages 469-505
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 521-544

About this book


Adaptronic structures and systems can adapt automatically to variable operating and environmental conditions through the use of feedback control. But in contrast to conventional control loops, in which each function is fulfilled by a separate component, adaptronics is characterized by multifunctional components that are preferably integrated into the structure or the system. The goal is a lightweight and simple construction for conserving material and energy resources. The authors of this book have taken on the task of displaying the current state of the art in this highly modern and strongly interdisciplinary field. Selected application examples are also presented and current development trends demonstrated.


Active materials Active vibration control Adaptive systems Multifunctional elements Smart structures Trend display sensor

Authors and affiliations

  • Hartmut Janocha
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für ProzessautomatisierungUniversität des SaarlandesSaarbrückenGermany

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