CE1009 – SMART STRUCTURES AND SMART MATERIALS

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CE1009  –   SMART STRUCTURES AND SMART MATERIALS
            
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UNIT I           INTRODUCTION                                              9
Introduction  to  smart  materials  and  structures  –  Instrumented  structures  functions  and
response  –  Sensing  systems  –  Self  diagnosis  –  Signal  processing  consideration  –
Actuation systems and effectors.                    
  
UNIT II          MEASURING TECHNIQUES                                             9
Strain  measuring  techniques  using  electrical  strain  gauges  –  Types  –  Resistance  –
Capacitance  –  Inductance  –  Wheatstone  bridges  –  Pressure  transducers  –  Load  cells  –
Temperature Compensation – Strain rosettes.           
          
UNIT III        SENSORS                                                  9
Sensing  technology  –  Types  of  sensors  –  Physical  measurement  using  Piezo  electric
strain measurement – Inductively read transducers – The LVOT – Fiber optic techniques
–  Chemical  and  bio-chemical  sensing  in  structural  assessment  –  Absorptive  chemical
sensors  –  Spectroscopes  –  Fibre  optic  chemical  sensing  systems  and  distributed
measurement.       

UNIT IV        ACTUATORS                                                     9
Actuator techniques – Actuator and actuator materials – Piezoelectric and electrostrictive
material  –  Magneto  structure  material  –  Shape  memory  alloys  –  Electro  orheological
fluids– Electro magnetic actuation – Role of actuators and actuator materials.          
          
UNIT V          SIGNAL PROCESSING AND CONTROL SYSTEMS              9
Data  acquisition  and  processing  –  Signal  processing  and  control  for  smart  structures  –
Sensors  as  geometrical  processors  –  Signal  processing  –  Control  system  –  Linear  and
non-Linear.                     


Total: 45  
TEXT BOOKS
1.        Brain Culshaw, “Smart Structure and Materials” Artech House , 1996.
2.        Dally, J.W. and Riley W.F., “Experimental Stress Analysis”, Tata McGraw-Hill,  
1998.

REFERENCE
1.         Srinath, L.S., “Experimental Stress Analysis”, Tata McGraw-Hill, 1998.
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