Applications of Smart Materials
Smart materials have properties that react to changes in their environment hence there are many possibilities for such materials and structures in the man made world and also Office of Science and Technology Foresight Programme has stated that "Smart materials will have an increasing range of applications in the future" these kind of materials have their applications like embedding sensors within structures to monitor stress and damage in the field of Structural health monitoring and also like embedding thin tubes containing uncured resin into materials which further on breakage of tubes fills any damage sets helping in Self repair .They also have their applications in the field of Defence and space to suppress vibrations and change speed in the helicopter rotor blades. In Nuclear Industries these materials offer opportunities in safety enhancement, personal exposure reduction, life cycle cost reduction.They also have wide range of applications in the field of Structural engineering and reducing wastes
- Track 1-1 Structural health monitoring
- Track 2-2 Self repair
- Track 3-3 Defense and Space
- Track 4-4 Nuclear Industries
- Track 5-5 Structural engineering.
- Track 6-6 Reducing wastes