CE1032 Smart Structures and smart Materials Syllabus

CE1032 SMART STRUCTURES AND SMART MATERIALS 3 0 0 100


OBJECTIVE
This course is designed to give an insight into the latest developments regarding smart materials and their use in structures. Further, this also deals with structures which can self adjust their stiffness with load.

1. INTRODUCTION 9
Introduction to Smart Materials and Structures – Instrumented structures functions and response –
Sensing systems – Self diagnosis – Signal processing consideration – Actuation systems and effectors.

2. MEASURING TECHNIQUES 9
Strain Measuring Techniques using Electrical strain gauges, Types – Resistance – Capacitance – Inductance – Wheatstone bridges – Pressure transducers – Load cells – Temperature Compensation – Strain Rosettes.

3. 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.

4. ACTUATORS 9
Actuator Techniques – Actuator and actuator materials – Piezoelectric and Electrostrictive Material – Magnetostructure Material – Shape Memory Alloys – Electro orheological Fluids– Electro magnetic actuation – Role of actuators and Actuator Materials.

5. 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 – Borton. London-1996.

REFERENCES
1. L. S. Srinath – Experimental Stress Analysis – Tata McGraw-Hill, 1998.
2. J. W. Dally & W. F. Riley – Experimental Stress Analysis – Tata McGraw-Hill, 1998.
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