By Hartmut Janocha
Adaptronics is the time period encompassing technical fields that experience develop into recognized across the world below the names "smart materials", "intelligent structures", and "smart structures". Adaptronics contributes to the optimisation of platforms and items. It bridges the distance among fabric and system/product and contains the hunt for multi-functional fabrics and parts and their integration in structures or buildings. The authors of this ebook have taken at the activity of exhibiting the present state-of-the-art during this box. The approach elements actuators, sensors and controllers, technical basics, fabrics layout ideas and functional suggestions are defined. chosen pattern functions also are represented and present improvement tendencies are validated.
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