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Smart Structures and Systems   Volume 14, Number 4, October 2014, pages 517-539
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/sss.2014.14.4.517
 
Combining smart materials for enhancing intelligent systems: initial studies, success cases and research trends
A. Díaz Lantada, P. Lafont Morgado, J.M. Munoz-Guijosa, J.L. Muñoz Sanz, J. Echávarri Otero, E. Chacón Tanarro and E. De la Guerra Ochoa

 
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    The combined use of smart materials, complementing each others\' characteristics and resulting in devices with optimised features, is providing new solutions in many industries. The use of ingenious combinations of smart materials has led to improvements in actuation speed and force, signal-to-noise ratio, sensor precision and unique capabilities such as self-sensing self-healing systems and energy autonomy. This may all give rise to a revival for numerous families of smart materials, for which application proposals had already reached a stationary situation. It may also provide the boost needed for the definitive industrial success of many others. This study focuses on reviewing the proposals, preliminary studies and success cases related to combining smart materials to obtain multifunctional, improved systems. It also examines the most outstanding applications and fields for the combined use of these smart materials. We will also discuss related study areas which warrant further research for the development of novel approaches for demanding applications.
 
Key Words
    smart materials; intelligent systems; sensors and actuators; energy harvesting; self sensing materials and structures; self-healing materials and structures; autonomous systems
 
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A. Díaz Lantada, P. Lafont Morgado, J.M. Munoz-Guijosa,
J.L. Muñoz Sanz, J. Echávarri Otero, E. Chacón Tanarro and E. De la Guerra Ochoa: Machine Engineering Research Group - Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineering
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, c/ José Gutiérrez Abascal n 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain
 

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