On the modeling of intelligent composite structures

Alexander L. Kalamkarov, Aleksey D. Drozdov

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Present paper is concerned with the basic aspects of a newly suggested theory of intelligent composite structures. The governing equations describing the behavior of an intelligent composite structure incorporating sensors and actuators are derived. The basic optimization problems in the theory of intelligent structures are formulated. The discussion on some relevant aspects of the optimal control theory, and on similarities and discrepancies between the theory of intelligent structures and theory of optimal control is provided. The basic optimization problems for the intelligent systems are illustrated by the applied examples of practical interest. In these examples, two major sources of control are emphasized, namely, residual strains and material properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 12 Nov 199517 Nov 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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