Bringing together some of the foremost world experts in adaptive structures, this unique text:
- includes discussions of the application of adaptive structures in the aerospace, military, civil engineering structures, automotive and MEMS.
- presents the impact of biological inspiration in designing adaptive structures, particularly the use of hierarchy in nature, which typically induces multi-functional behavior.
- sets the agenda for future research in adaptive structures in one distinctive single volume.
Adaptive Structures: Engineering Applications is essential reading for engineers and scientists working in the fields of intelligent materials, structural vibration, control and related smart technologies. It will also be of interest to senior undergraduate and postgraduate research students as well as design engineers working in the aerospace, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering sectors.