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Autonomous Structural Materials with Controlled Toughening and Healing

Abstract The field of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) has grown significantly over the past few years due to safety and performance enhancing benefits as well as potential life saving capabilities offered by technology. Current advances in SHM systems have lead to a variety of techniques capable of identifying damage. However, few strategies exist for using this information to quickly react to environmental or material conditions needed to repair or protect the system. Rather, current systems simply relay this information to a central processor or human operator who then decides on a course of action, such as altering the mission or scheduling a repair operation. Biological systems exhibit many advanced sensory and healing traits that c... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Garcia, Michael (Author) / Sodano, Henry A (Advisor) / Jiang, Hanqing (Committee member) / Lin, Yirong (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical Engineering
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 123 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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