Active Fiber Composites Actuation Materials and Applications

  1. Dr. K. Grassie2,
  2. Prof. Dr. E. Teuckhoff3,
  3. Prof. Dr. G. Wegner4,
  4. Prof. Dr. J. Hausselt5 and
  5. Prof. Dr. H. Hanselka6
  1. Nesbitt W. Hagood,
  2. Mauro J. Atalla,
  3. Benon Z. Janos,
  4. Mads Schmidt and
  5. Viresh K. Wickramasinghe

Published Online: 27 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607420.ch82

Functional Materials, Volume 13

Functional Materials, Volume 13

How to Cite

Hagood, N. W., Atalla, M. J., Janos, B. Z., Schmidt, M. and Wickramasinghe, V. K. (2000) Active Fiber Composites Actuation Materials and Applications, in Functional Materials, Volume 13 (eds K. Grassie, E. Teuckhoff, G. Wegner, J. Hausselt and H. Hanselka), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607420.ch82

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Philips Forschungslaboratorium, Postfach 500145, 52085 Aachen, Germany

  2. 3

    Siemens AG, Postfach 3240, 91050 Erlangen, Germany

  3. 4

    Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Ackermannweg 10, 55128 Mainz, Germany

  4. 5

    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Postfach 3640, 76201 Karlsruhe, Germany

  5. 6

    Institut für Mechanik, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Universitätsplatz 2, 39160 Magdeburg, Germany

Author Information

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302543

Online ISBN: 9783527607426



  • functional materials;
  • active fiber composite technologies;
  • application


This paper presents the current state-of-the-art in active fiber composite technologies along with new characterization results and status of its application to active control problems. The nonlinear material model and the governing equations and finite element formulation for electroelastic continua with electric conduction provide an engineering analysis tool useful for analyzing AFC devices.