Smart Structures: Blurring the Distinction Between the Living and the Nonliving
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Smart Structures: Blurring the Distinction Between the Living and the Nonliving

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ISBN-13:
9780199229178
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.12.2007
Seiten:
341
Autor:
Vinod K. Wadhawan
Gewicht:
735 g
Format:
235x164x23 mm
Serie:
65, Monographs on the Physics and
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

1. Introduction and Overview; 2. Information Processing by Biological and Artificial Smart Structures; 3. Ferroic Materials; 4. Soft Matter; 5. Self-Assembly and Self-Organization of Matter; 6. Nanostructures; 7. Human Intelligence; 8. Smart Sensor Systems; 9. Sensors and Actuators for Smart Structures; 10. Machine Intelligence; 11. The Future of Smart Structures; Appendices
Smartness is often associated with living beings, as they can adapt themselves to changing situations. Artificial smart structures are designed to mimic biological structures to a small or large extent. This book gives a comprehensive account of how this can be done. It will be of interest to students and professionals in science and engineering.