- Garg, D.P. and Zikry, M.A. and Anderson, G.L. and Stepp, D., Reliable adaptive structures via sensor integration: Research and development issues,
Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, vol. 3
pp. 1918 - 1926 .
(last updated on 2007/04/10)
A great deal of interest has been in evidence in recent years in developing adaptive structures that would be robust and reliable when subjected to harsh and extreme loading conditions. A key factor in this development has been the integration of structures and innovative sensor systems. This paper discusses a number of fundamental considerations in theoretical modeling, design, and performance prediction of adaptive heterogeneous structures and benchmark laboratory experiments required for developing innovative and reliable sensor-integrated adaptive structures. It describes the progress made during the past few years in these areas under the Army Research Office (ARO) sponsorship, and identifies new research directions needed and the barriers to be overcome in order to fulfill the above objectives. A major challenge in this area of sensor-integrated adaptive structure design and development is to transition micro-scale material and structural behavior through meso-scale and macro-scale behavior into full-scale structural system performance.