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October 2001

Canada-US Cansmart Workshop
October 2001

Table of Contents

Innovations in Structural Damping and Vibration Control Techniques
12 pages
Devendra P. Garg, Mechanical Eng, Duke University and Eng Sciences Directorate, U.S. Army Research Office, Gary L. Anderson, Structures and Mechanics Branch, Eng Sciences Directorate, U.S. Army Research Office.

Active Vibration Control of a Fluid-loaded Plate
10 Pages
Oliver M. Fein, Institute A of Mechanics
Lothar Gaul, University of Stuttgart, Allmandring 5B, Stuttgart, Germany.

"Smart Spring" Concept for Active Noise and Vibration Control in Helicopters
8 Pages
D.G. Zimcik, V. Wickramasinghe and F. Nitzsche, NRC, Ottawa, Canada.

Application of Shape Memory Alloy for the Vibration Control of Cantilever Beam
8 Pages
X. X. Jiang, M. Mullavey, D. Xu, A Yousefi-Koma and D. Nikanpour, Advanced Materials and Thermal Group, Space Technologies, Canadian Space Agency,
G Akhras, Dept of Civil Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada.

Modeling: An Under-utilized Tool for Smart Materials and Structures
10 Pages
Virginia G. DeGiorgi, Multifunctional Materials Branch, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC.

Modeling of Flexible Structures with Piezoelectric Actuators Using Finite Element Approaches
10 Pages
E. Sekouri and Y. R. Hu, Directorate of Spacecraft engineering, CSA, St-Hubert, Canada.

Smart Non-linear Materials for Optical Signal Beam Control in the 1.5 mm Range
10 Pages
A.Kuzhelev, and A. Dudelzak, Canadian Space Agency, Quebec, Canada
G. Pasmanik, Passat Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Efficient Amplifiers for Smart Structure Actuators
8 Pages
Douglas K Lindner, Dept of Electrical and Computer Eng, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

Amplification in Inchworm Precision Positioners
8 Pages
P.E.Tenzer and R. Ben Mrad, Department of mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, ON.

A Simple and Cost-effective Control System for Piezoelectric Actuator System
8 Pages
Wei Zhao, W.J. Zhang, and G.H. Zong, Advanced Eng Design Laboratory, Dept of Mechanical Eng, University of Saskatchewan.

RPV Design Issues and Integration of a Piezoelectric Adaptive Wing
12 Pages
António P. Costa1, Paulo A. Moniz 2, Afzal Suleman3
1 Aeronautical Laboratory, Portuguese Air Force Academy, Sintra, Portugal.
2 IDMEC-Instituto Superior Técnico, Dept. Mech. Eng. Lisbon, Portugal.
3 Univ. of Victoria, Dept. Mech. Eng., Victoria, B.C. Canada.

Dielectric Polymeric Actuators for Active Vibration Damping
10 Pages
J. Szabo, Defence Research Establishment Atlantic,
B.White, and J. Leidner, Bodycote Materials Testing Canada Inc.

RF Micro-Electromechanical Switches
10 Pages
S.N. Qiu1, C.X. Qiu1, I. Shih2, S. Choi3, M. Yu3, G. Brassard4 and G. Séguin4
1CIS Scientific Inc., Brossard, Quebec,
2 Electrical Eng Dept, McGill University,
3Com Dev International Ltd., Cambridge, Ontario,
4Canadian Space Agency, Saint-Hubert, Quebec.

Flexural Brake Mechanism for Inchworm Actuator
12 Pages
A. Suleman and S. Burns, University of Victoria, Mechanical Eng, Victoria, B.C.
D. Waechter, R. Blacow, B. Yan and S.E. Prasad, Sensor Technology Ltd, Collingwood, Ontario.

Active Vibration Control of a Smart Beam
12 Pages
Yavuz Yaman, Tarkan Çalýþkan, Dept. of Aeronautical Eng, METU, Turkey
Volkan Nalbantoðlu, ASELSAN Electronics Industries, Ankara, Turkey
Eswar Prasad, David Waechter, Sensortech Limited, Canada.

Enhancements of a Model for Electrostriction and Magnetostriction:
Theory and Experiment

8 Pages
Jean C. Piquette and Elizabeth A. McLaughlin, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA,
Wei Ren and Binu K. Mukherjee, Dept of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada.

Flextensional Transducers with Shape Memory Caps for Tunable Devices
12 Pages
R.E. Newnham and R.J. Meyer, Jr., The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Non-linear Effects in Piezoelectric Ceramics: Dependence of Properties on Applied Field and Stress
10 Pages
Binu Mukherjee, Wei Ren, Guomao Yang, Shi-Fang Liu and Anthony J. Masys Department of Physics, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Growth and Properties of Single Crystals of Relaxor Materials Obtained from High Temperature Solution
10 Pages
A.Dabkowski, H.Dabkowska, J.E.Greedan, Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario,
Eswar Prasad, David Waechter, Sensor Technology Limited, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada.

New High Temperature Morphotropic Phase Boundary Piezoelectric Ceramics
8 Pages
Richard Eitel, Clive A. Randall, Thomas R. Shrout, Materials Research Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Paul W. Rehrig and Wes Hackenberger, TRS Ceramics, Inc.,State College, PA.

Optimization Design and Dynamic Analysis of Shape Memory Alloy Strips on a Cantilevered Aluminum Beam
6 Pages
D. Xu, X. Jiang, M. Mullavey and D. Nikanpour, Materials & Thermal Group, Space Technologies, Canadian Space Agency, QC, Canada.

Strategies for Smart Materials and Intelligent Devices Deployment in Civil Infrastructure
8 Pages
Tamer E. El-Diraby, University of Toronto, Canada.

Conceptual study of an Autonomous Microsystem for Ground Observation
8 Pages
P. Laou, L. Ngo Phong, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier,
M. Garon, INO.

Synthesis and Characterization of Magnetostrictive and Magnetic Shape Memory Materials
10 Pages
M.A. Gharghouri, T. Koch, Dept. of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., Canada
C. Hyatt, Defense Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth, N.S., Canada.

Autonomic Healing of Polymer Composites
8 Pages
D. Therriault, E. Brown, M. Kessler, S. Sureh and S. R. White, Dept. of Aeronautical and Astronautical Eng, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

A Crack Identification Method for Steel Jacket Offshore Platforms Based on Global and Local Responses
14 Pages
M.R. Alam and A.S.J. Swamidas, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NF.

Life Cycle Costing of Smart Materials and Intelligent Devices in Civil Infrastructure Context
8 Pages
Tamer E. El-Diraby and Igor Rasic, University of Toronto, Toronto.

Fluid-Structure Interactions of Swimming Propulsion in Adaptive Undersea Vehicles
11 Pages
G. Pedro, A. Suleman, and N. Djilali, University of Victoria, Dept of Mechanical Eng, Victoria.

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