This chapter provides an introduction to what is covered in this book. A general definition of smart structures along with a list of few select active materials as the building blocks of smart structures is given first. The concept of vibration control and its classifications are presented next, followed by an overview of different modeling and control strategies for both discrete and continuous dynamical systems.


Vibration Control Continuous System Vibration Isolation Smart Structure Vibration Absorber 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering373 Snell Engineering Center Northeastern UniversityBostonUSA

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