MECH 513: Smart Materials and Intelligent Structural Systems
Module home page for academic year 2006/07

Definitive Module Record for MECH513assessment is 50% examination and 50% coursework.
Reading ListSubject Index to assist in finding specific resources.

The definition used here is that:


Staff teaching on this module:

School of Engineering (SOE):


Stephen Grove
 

David Plane

John Summerscales
(module leader)

School of
Computing, Communications and Electronics
(SCCE)
:


David Jenkins

Des Mapps

Larissa Panina

Students will attend the following composites lectures for MATS324 in Term 1:

and the lectures for MATS324 plus those below in Term 2:

 Week number  SCCE lecturers
   DRAFT: Lecture on Monday 14:00-15:00 in SMB 203
 Tutorial on Tuesday 14:00-15:00 in Smeaton 203
24  Panina: Overview of sensor characteristics.  Electromagnetic sensors.
25  Panina: Basic principles of Giant Magneto Resistance and GMI effects (comparative analysis).  Low- and high-frequency GMI effect
26  Panina: GMI materials (wires and multilayers) and characteristics
27  Mapps
28  Mapps
29  Mapps
30  Jenkins: MEMS in general.  The cantilever - a simple MEMS structure and its characteristics
31  Jenkins: MEMS capacitive accelerometers.  Piezoelectric actuators and sensors including reinforced PZT-epoxy thick films
32  Panina: Composite materials with magnetic fibres as sensing antennas
33  Panina: Remote stress monitoring using magnetic wire composites
34  Mapps
35  Mapps

A useful series of papers on smart materials appear in the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 2007, Volume 221 Number 4.

MATERIALS ENGINEERING

MATERIALS CHARACTERISATION

ADVANCED COMPOSITES

NANOTECHNOLOGY, BIOMIMETICS AND SUSTAINABILITY SENSORS, (CONTROL) AND ACTUATORS CONDITION MONITORING AND STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING

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