Course Descriptions
MECH_ENG 495: Selected Topics: Smart Structures

Quarter Offered

None ; Not offered during 2013-2014


Technical: advanced stress analysis or continumm mechanics; MATLAB proficiency; Math: basic ODE's, PDE's


Structures fail due to improper manufacturing, accidents (overloads), and aging (fatigue, environmental damage). Intelligent Structural Health Management (ISHM) systems seek to prevent catastrophic structural failure by integrating diagnostic sensors and multifunctional materials into the structures (“smart structures”) so that they can provide near real-time information about their state which can then be used to make informed decisions about their continued reliability.

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