Smart Composites: Mechanics and Design addresses the current progress in the mechanics and design of smart composites and multifunctional structures. Divided into three parts, it covers characterization of properties, analyses, and design of various advanced composite material systems with an emphasis on the coupled mechanical and non-mechanical be

chapter 1|52 pages

Field Coupling Analysis in Electrically Conductive Composites

ByAmir Barakati, Olesya I. Zhupanska

chapter 2|22 pages

Design and Characterization of Magnetostrictive Composites

ByRani Elhajjar, Chiu Law, Anastasia Muliana

chapter 3|22 pages

Graphitic Carbon Nanomaterials for Multifunctional Nanocomposites

ByMohammad Naraghi

chapter 4|32 pages

Active Fiber Composites: Modeling, Fabrication, and Characterization

ByYirong Lin, Henry A. Sodano

chapter 6|44 pages

Wing Morphing Design Using Macro-Fiber Composites

ByOnur Bilgen, Kevin B. Kochersberger, Daniel J. Inman

chapter 7|32 pages

Analyses of Multifunctional Layered Composite Beams

BySukanya Doshi, Amir Sohrabi, Anastasia Muliana, J. N. Reddy

chapter 8|28 pages

Wireless Health Monitoring and Sensing of Smart Structures

ByR. Andrew Swartz

chapter 10|30 pages

Neural Network Nondestructive Evaluation of Composite Structures from Acoustic Emission Data

ByEric v. K. Hill, Michele D. Dorfman, and John A. Capriolo II

chapter 12|26 pages

Distributed In Situ Health Monitoring of Nanocomposite- Enhanced Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites

ByBryan R. Loyola, Valeria La Saponara, Kenneth J. Loh