Chapter 1. Introduction to Smart Systems

  1. Vijay K. Varadan Chair Professor Director editor Editor-in-Chief Associate Editor1,
  2. K. J. Vinoy M.Tech, Ph.D. Assistant Professor research assistant2 and
  3. S. Gopalakrishnan Master's Degree in Engineering Mechanics, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Associate Professor Fellow2

Published Online: 19 OCT 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470093633.ch1

Smart Material Systems and MEMS: Design and Development Methodologies

Smart Material Systems and MEMS: Design and Development Methodologies

How to Cite

Varadan, V. K., Vinoy, K. J. and Gopalakrishnan, S. (2006) Introduction to Smart Systems, in Smart Material Systems and MEMS: Design and Development Methodologies, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470093633.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Arkansas, USA

  2. 2

    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 OCT 2006
  2. Published Print: 1 SEP 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470093610

Online ISBN: 9780470093634

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Keywords:

  • smart material systems and MEMS;
  • Shape memory alloys (SMAs);
  • magnetostrictive material - TERFENOL-D;
  • sensors, actuators, transducers;
  • silicon micromachining - key factor in MEMS progress;
  • smart micro electromechanical systems (MEMS);
  • ‘open-loop’ or ‘closed-loop’;
  • optimization schemes forms and smart system modeling;
  • smart systems application area

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Components of a smart system

  • Evolution of smart materials and structures

  • Application areas for smart systems

  • Organization of the book

  • References