Symposium P
Embodying Intelligence in Structures and Integrated Systems

Co-Chairs:
Fabio CASCIATI, University of Pavia, Italy (Programme Chair)
Jeffery W. BAUR, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, USA
Hui LI, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
André PREUMONT, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
 
Members:
Mehdi AHMADIAN, Virginia Tech, USA
Biswajit BASU, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Jeff BAUR, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Ayech BENJEDDOU, SUPMECA, France
Sara CASCIATI, University of Catania, Italy
Fu-Kuo CHANG, Stanford University, USA
Lucia FARAVELLI, University of Pavia, Italy
Dan M. FRANGOPOL, Lehigh University, USA
Michael I. FRISWELL, Swansea University, UK
Claus-Peter FRITZEN, University of Siegen, Germany
Alfredo GÜEMES, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Daniel GUYOMAR, INSA Lyon, France
Jan HOLNICKI-SZULC, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Poland
Mohamed ICHCHOU, Ecole Central Lyon, France
Daniel J. INMAN, The University of Michigan, USA
Hans IRSCHIK, Johannes-Kepler-Universitaet Linz, Austria
Anne S. KIREMIDJIAN, Stanford University, USA
Michael KROMMER, Technical University Wien, Austria
Francesco LANZA DI SCALEA, University of California at San Diego, USA
Ying LEI, Xiamen University, China
Wei-Hsin LIAO, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jerome P. LYNCH, University of Michigan, USA
Marcias MARTINEZ, TU Delft, Netherlands
Sami MASRI, University of Southern California, USA
Akira MITA, Keio University, Japan
Satish NAGARAJAIAH, Rice University, USA
Aly S. NAZMY, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates
Yi Qing NI, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Akira NISHITANI, Waseda University, Japan
Wieslaw OSTACHOWICZ, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Jinping OU, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Costas PAPADIMITRIOU, University of Thessaly, Greece
Seunghee PARK, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Francesc POZO, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Piervincenzo RIZZO, University of Pittsburgh, USA
José RODELLAR BENEDE, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Andreas SCHOENECKER, Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany
Rahmat SHOURESHI, New York Institute of Technology, USA
Hoon SOHN, Korea Advanced Inst.of Science & Technology, South Korea
Billie F. SPENCER Jr., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Wieslaw J. STASZEWSKI, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
David WAGG, Sheffield University, UK
Jeff BAUR, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Ayech BENJEDDOU, SUPMECA, France
Sara CASCIATI, University of Catania, Italy
Lucia FARAVELLI, University of Pavia, Italy
Claus-Peter FRITZEN, University of Siegen, Germany
Alfredo GÜEMES, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Mohamed ICHCHOU, Ecole Central Lyon, France
Hans IRSCHIK, Johannes-Kepler-Universitaet Linz, Austria
Lukasz JANKOWSKI, IPPT-PAN, Poland
Anne S. KIREMIDJIAN, Stanford University, USA
Michael KROMMER, Technical University Wien, Austria
Francesco LANZA DI SCALEA, University of California, San Diego, USA
B.L. (Les) LEE, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, USA
Jerome P. LYNCH, University of Michigan, USA
Sami MASRI, University of Southern California, USA
Akira MITA, Keio University, Japan
Yi Qing NI, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Akira NISHITANI, Waseda University, Japan
Wieslaw OSTACHOWICZ, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
André PREUMONT, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Piervincenzo RIZZO, University of Pittsburgh, USA
José RODELLAR BENEDE, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Vicenc TORRA, Polytechnical University of Catalonia, Spain
Alexander VOLKOV, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia
Mohammad I. YOUNIS, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
 
Research is actively pursued aimed at applying multi-functional capabilities of smartness and intelligence to existing and novel structures and systems. Degree of smartness/intelligence varies from semi-passive smart materials, which adaptively respond to an external stimulus, by varying some of their characteristics, to mechatronic systems that embody the inherent capability of self-sensing, diagnosis and control by the synergistic integration of smart materials, sensors, actuators and control electronics. The dream is for future structures and systems, where integrated smart devices would be used to sense exogenous stimuli and internal material conditions decide on course of action, and then autonomously implement an effective reaction strategy.
A number of applications and integrations of smart materials, devices and structures into industrial systems are emerging nowadays. More are in the offing, driven by the availability of new multifunctional materials and by the exponential increase in computing capabilities, and refined design, modelling, control and optimisation strategies that create the premises for a potential expansion to smart autonomous structures and systems.
The conference, which follows the ones on the same subject organized in the frames of CIMTEC 2008 and CIMTEC 2012, will highlight advances in adaptive materials and in novel sensor/actuator and micro systems, and their integration in mechatronic structures and systems of various complexities.

Among the scopes of the Symposium will be:

i.  Physical mechanisms, constitution behaviour, process-ing characterization and modelling of new smart and multifunctional materials and devices for intelligent structures and systems,
ii.  system level evaluation of smart structures,
iii.  the interplay of actuation, sensing and processing capabilities,
iv.  the ideation and numerical modelling and simulation of new actuation and sensing techniques for integrated systems,
v.  the analysis, design and testing of active/passive smart dynamic and static structural components and signal processing,
vi.  micro and nano technology, control electronics and materials science involved in interfacing different materials and functions,
vii.  reports on traditional industrial systems where the incorporation of smart materials and integrated devices favours an enabling new capability or remarkable performance enhancement and/or cost reduction,
viii.  solutions to new industrial and commercial applications of smart materials and integrated structures that have well matured beyond the concept stage and new ideas and directions for future developments.

Contributions are seeked from experts of materials science, theoretical and applied mechanics, electronics, electromechanics and manufacturing.
Session Topics

P-1 Smart Materials/Sensors/Actuators/MEMS/NEMS

•  Ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, electrostrictives, magneto-strictives
•  Shape memory metals and polymers
•  ER/MR fluids, ferro-fluids
•  Multifunctional (nano)materials and (nano)composites
•  Self healing materials systems
•  Multifunctional sensors and sensor networks
•  Wireless sensors networks
•  Sensors for harsh and extreme environments
•  Fibre optics sensors
•  Nano-sensors
•  Actuator and nano-actuator devices
•  MEMS/NEMS technologies
•  Physical mechanisms, constitutive behaviour
•  Software tool and optimal design
•  On-duty smart materials and devices behaviour
•  Modelling of smart materials and sensor/actuator performance

P-2 Integration Technologies

•  Embedded and distributed sensors: simulation, performance, self-diagnostics
•  Sensor characterisation, qualification, standardisation, reliability
•  Sensor/actuator coupling with structure, interfaces and interfacial problems
•  Energy transfer mechanisms, structural dynamics
•  Energy harvesting and scavenging
•  Integrated micro- and nano-structures
•  Mechatronic systems integration
•  Model development and control design for integrated systems and microsystems
•  Optimisation techniques for sensor/actuator selection, architecture and feedback design
•  Signal processing: data mining, neural networks, data fusion for large sensor arrays, fault recognition and recovery
•  Remote control and communication

P-3 Smart Structures and Integrated Systems

•  Passive, active and hybrid vibration control systems
•  Active and semi-active shape control
•  Smart components, devices and sub-assemblies
•  Nastic and morphing structures
•  Fault tolerant structures
•  Structural health monitoring
•  Damage detection, mitigation and repair
•  Remote sensing
•  Adaptive and self/diagnosing structures
•  Autonomous intelligent structures and sensing systems

P-4 Ongoing and Perspective Applications

•  Aerospace, MAV/UAV
•  Morphing systems
•  Civil engineering
•  Defence
•  Naval and ground transportation
•  Marine and offshore structures
•  Flexible robotics
•  Energy systems
•  Communication technologies

Special Session P-5
Biomimetic Design and Motion Control in Autonomous and Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles

Special Session P-6
Biomimetic Morphing of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

P-7 Security Devices

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