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October 2002

2nd Canada-US Cansmart Workshop
October 2002

Table of Contents

Dynamic Analysis of Electro-Mechanical Transducers for the Generation and Measurement of Stress Waves
10 pages
Chun H. Wang and L. R. Francis Rose,
Air Vehicle Division, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia.

An X-ray Diffraction Study of Pmn-pt Ceramics in the Region of the Relaxor Transition
10 pages

H.W. King and S.H. Ferguson, University of Victoria, Mechanical Engineering,
D.F. Waechter and S.E. Prasad, Sensor Technology Ltd., Collingwood, ON.

Dielectric and Piezoelectric Properties of Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 Single Crystals
12 pages
W. Ren, S-F. Liu and B.K. Mukherjee,
Department of Physics, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Measurement of Strain and Polarization in Piezoelectric and Electrostrictive Actuators
8 pages
B. Yan, D. Waechter R. Blacow and S. E. Prasad,
Sensor Technology Limited, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada.

Electrolytic Phase Transformation Actuators
12 pages
Colin G. Cameron, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, and Defence Research and Development Canada, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
and Michael S. Freund, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena and Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Characterization of NiMnGa Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys
10 pages
G. Pirge1, C.V. Hyatt1, M.A. Gharghouri2, J.R. Matthews1, J. Chen1, and J. McKay1,
1Defense Research and Development Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth, N.S., Canada
2Dept. of Mining & Metallurgical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.

Test Results of the ”Smart Spring” Designed for Adaptive Vibration Control In Helicopter Rotors
10 pages
Viresh K. Wickramasinghe, David G. Zimcik, and Chen Yong,
Institute for Aerospace Research National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, and
Fred Nitzsche, Dept of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University.

First Steps In The Development of a Semi-active Friction Device To Reduce Vibration By Energy Dissipation
10 pages
Paulin Buaka, Patrice Masson and Philippe Micheau,
G.A.U.S., Mechanical Engineering, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada.

Active Stabilization of Bandpass Filter With Multilayer Piezoelectric Actuators
12 pages
Erick Charbonneau, Sebastien Caron, EMS technologies Ltd, Montreal, QC, and
David Waetcher, Eswar Prasad, Sensor Technology Ltd, Collingwood, ON.

A Sharp Phase Front-based Model And Its Application To Pseudoelasticity By Reorientation In Sma Thin Films
10 pages
Vesselin Stoilov1, Abhijit Bhattacharyya2 and Jeffrey Yokota1
1Dept of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta,
2Dept of Applied Science, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, US.

Assessment of Experimental Errors for Orientation of Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys
10 pages
S. P. Farrell1, C. V. Hyatt1, J. Chen2, M. A. Gharghouri2, and J. R. Matthews1
1Defence Research & Development Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia,
2Dept. of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.

Semiconductor Gas Sensor Array-based Intelligent System For Combustion Gas Analysis
14 pages
Aftab Ahmad and Qun Zhou,
Materials Technology Laboratory, CANMET - NRCan, Ottawa, ON.

Temperature Compensation For Cavity Resonators Using Shape Memory Alloys
12 pages
Brian Keats, Raafat Mansour and Robert Gorbet,
Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada.

Using Wavelets To Identify Damage In Plates
10 pages
Stephanie A. Wimmer and Virginia G. DeGiorgi,
Multifunctional Materials Branch, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, US.

Adaptive Feedforward Vibration Control of Flexible Plate Structures Using Piezoelectric Actuators
10 pages
Fujun Peng Yan-Ru Hu and Alfred Ng,
Directorate of Spacecraft Engineering, Canadian Space Agency, Saint-Hubert, QC.

Amplification In Inchworm Motors Using Hydraulic Booster: Modeling And Simulation
10 pages
K.A. Morris, Dept of Applied Mathematics and,
A. Khajepour and G. Liang, Mechanical Eng, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.

Photonic Bandgap Microstrips With Controlled Bandstops
10 pages
J. Wu1, I. Shih1, S.N. Qiu2, C.X. Qiu2, P. Maltais3, D. Gratton3
1Electrical Engineering Dept., McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
2CIS Scientific Inc., Brossard, Quebec,
3Canadian Space Agency, Saint-Hubert, Quebec.

Fuzzy Modelling of a Shape Memory Alloy Actuator
10 pages
Jan Richter, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg Germany,
Eric Kubica, Dept. of Systems Design Eng., University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, and
Rob Gorbet, Dept. of ECE, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada.

Design And Wind Tunnel Testing of An Adaptive Flight Vehicle
10 pages
António P. Costa1 and Afzal Suleman2
1Aeronautical Laboratory, Portuguese Air Force Academy, Sintra, Portugal,
2University of Victoria, Department of Mechanical Eng., Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Experimental Verification of Vibration Suppression Using Fuzzy Model Reference Self-tuning Controller
8 pages
Amor Jnifene, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada.
M. Tarbouchi and M. Fricker, Dept of Electrical and Computer Eng, RMC, Kingston, ON.

Dissipative Control of Hystereses
12 pages
K.A. Morris, Dept. of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, and
R.B. Gorbet, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada.

Tracking Performance of An Inchworm Piezomotor Controller
6 pages
R. Ben Mrad, A. Abhari, S. Salisbury, and J. Zu
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada.

Modeling of Dielectric Polymer Actuators
10 pages
Olivier Beslin1, Christopher J. Purcell2 and Jeffrey P. Szabo 2
1MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates, Dartmouth, NS, Canada,
2DRDC Atlantic, Dartmouth, NS Canada.

Simulation of The Dynamic Behavior of The Cylinder Boom Reinforced by Shape Memory Alloy
10 pages
D.-H. Xu, X.-X. Jiang, M. Benmoussa, D. Nikanpour
Materials & Thermal Group, Spacecraft Engineering, Space Technologies, Canadian Space Agency, St-Hubert, QC, Canada.

Solidification Behavior of Nimnga Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys
8 pages
J. Chen1, M.A. Gharghouri1, G. Pirge2, and C. V. Hyatt2
1Dept. of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.,
2Defence R &D Canada, Atlantic, Dartmouth, N.S., Canada.

The Application Of Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) For The Low Frequency Vibration Control Of Flexible Boom Structure
8 pages
Xin-Xiang Jiang, Patrick Richer, Donghui Xu, Min Gu and Darius Nikanpour.
Materials and Thermal Group, Spacecraft Engineering, Space Technologies, Canadian Space Agency, St-Hubert, QC, Canada.

Polysilicon MEMS Structures For Infrared Sensing
10 pages
Z. Lu and I. Shih,
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, McGill University, Montreal, QC.

Optimization of Drive Amplifiers for Smart Materials
12 pages
Chunping Song and Douglas K Lindner
Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, US.

A Configurable Control System for Smart Structure Research
8 pages
B. Yan, D. Waechter R. Blacow and S. E. Prasad.
Sensor Technology Limited, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, and
H. Hu, N Somayajula, and R. Ben Mrad,
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, ON.

Active Vibration Control of the Cantilever Structure Using Shape Memory Alloy – A Numerical Approach
10 pages
M. Benmoussa, X.-X. Jiang, D.-H. Xu and D. Nikanpour
Advanced Materials and Thermal Group, Spacecraft Engineering, Space Technologies Branch, Canadian Space Agency, QC, Canada.

Novel Shape-Memory Materials and Artificial Muscles Based on Thermoresponsive and Ion-responsive Hydrogels
12 pages
Sumitra Rajagopalan 1,2, Julio Fernandes2, L’Hocine Yahia 1,2
1Groupe de Recherche en Biomécanique et Biomatériaux, École Polytechnique de Montréal.
2Laboratoire d’Imagerie et d’Orthopédie, Centre hospitalier, Univ.de Montréal, QC.

Piezoelectric Properties of Single Crystals of (1-x)pb(zn1/3nb2/3)-xpbtio3 Solid Solutions Grown by the Modified Bridgman Technique
8 pages
A.Dabkowski*, H.A.Dabkowska*, J.E.Greedan*, W.Ren**, S-F.Liu** and B.K.Mukherjee**
* Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
** Department of Physics, Royal Military Collage, Kingston, ON.

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