Chapter 8. Modeling of Smart Sensors and Actuators

  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.ch8

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) Modeling of Smart Sensors and Actuators, in Smart Material Systems and MEMS: Design and Development Methodologies, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470093633.ch8

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 sensor and actuator modeling;
  • first-order Shear Deformation Theory (FSDT);
  • superconvergent smart thin-walled box beam element;
  • finite element formulation;
  • carbon nanotubes (CNTs) modeling;
  • Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulation;
  • Representative Volume Element (RVE) and built-in CNT;
  • Companion Matrix (CM) approach and Polynomial Eigenvalue Problem (PEP) approach;
  • Double-Walled Carbon Nanotube (DWCNT)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Finite element modeling of a 3-D composite laminate with embedded piezoelectric sensors and actuators

  • Superconvergent smart thin-walled box beam element

  • Modeling of magnetostrictive sensors and actuators

  • Modeling of micro electromechanical systems

  • Modeling of carbon nanotubes (CNTs)

  • References