Smart materials will find their way into AWECS as sensors, actuators. shape morphers, structural integrity statusing devices, intelligent tethers, flight oscillator triggers, and more.
Smart materials newbie JoeF
- "Turner et al have demonstrated a glassepoxy laminate composite with embedded SMA ribbon which exhibited characteristics useful for adaptive stiffening of aerospace structures." :: Colin Smith, Alex Villanueva, Keyur Joshi, Yonas Tadesse, and Shashank Priya.
SMA :: shape memory alloy