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Optimal configurations of active fiber composites based on asymptotic torsional analysis - art. no. 641413

Harursampath, Dineshkumar and Tamrakar, Ajay Kumar (2007) Optimal configurations of active fiber composites based on asymptotic torsional analysis - art. no. 641413. In: Conference on Smart Structures, Devices, and Systems III, DEC 11-13, 2006, Adelaide.

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Abstract

Active Fiber Composites (AFC) possess desirable characteristics over a wide range of smart structure applications, such as vibration, shape and flow control as well as structural health monitoring. This type of material, capable of collocated actuation and sensing, call be used in smart structures with self-sensing circuits. This paper proposes four novel applications of AFC structures undergoing torsion: sensors and actuators shaped as strips and tubes; and concludes with a preliminary failure analysis. To enable this, a powerful mathematical technique, the Variational Asymptotic Method (VAM) was used to perform cross-sectional analyses of thin generally anisotropic AFC beams. The resulting closed form expressions have been utilized in the applications presented herein.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The International Society for Optical Engineering.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010 04:43
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2010 04:43
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/26844

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