adaptive structure


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adaptive structure

[ə‚dap·tiv ′strək·chər]
(engineering)
A structure whose geometric and inherent structural characteristics can be changed beneficially in response to external stimulation by either remote commands or automatic means.
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The plant, which folds its leaves when they are touched, is inspiring a new class of adaptive structures that can twist, bend, stiffen and even heal themselves, according to University of Michigan professor of mechanical engineering Kon-Well Wang.
He presents eight chapters that apply the smart technology concept to such issues as health monitoring of structures and engineering systems; monitoring and prediction of environmental conditions; automatic structural adaptation to unpredictable, randomly changing dynamic conditions; and optimal design of adaptive structures and engineering systems.
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