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MAE 438LEC Smart Materials

Lecture

Introduces concepts and applications of smart materials, which refer to materials that can sense a certain stimulus and, in some cases, even react to the stimulus in a positive way so as to counteract negative effects of the stimulus. Strain/stress sensors and actuators are emphasized. Topics include intrinsically smart structural materials, piezoelectric and electrostrictive materials, magnetostrictive materials, electrorheological and magnetorheological fluids, shape memory materials and optical fibers.

Credits: 3
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Typically Offered: Spring
Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MAE 381. Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.
 
Published: Sep 13, 2021 15:02:55