30 March 2007

Call for papers: Hysteresis Modelling and Control of Smart Materials

Call for papers: Hysteresis Modelling and Control of Smart Materials

A special issue of International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications

Smart materials are responsive materials that possess adaptive capabilities to changes in external stimuli. Electrostrictive polymers, piezoelectric materials, electro-rheological and magneto-rheological fluids, shape memory alloys and magneto-strictive materials fall within this category. The field of smart materials has advanced rapidly due to an increasing awareness of their capabilities and numerous potential applications in various ectors, namely aerospace, aeronautic, industrial, automotive, biomedical, and micro and nano-systems.

Smart materials are known to exhibit various degrees of hysteresis and nonlinear dynamics, which poses considerable challenges for controller design. The accurate and efficient quantification of these effects form the primary requirements for controller design in order to exploit full capabilities of various materials.

The primary purpose of this special issue is to document the current state-of-the-art works on characterisation of hysteresis effects, modelling techniques and corresponding control methods for smart materials through a collection of original and high-quality papers.

This special issue will focus on all aspects of modelling and control issues concerning smart materials with hysteresis.

Important Date

Contributed papers should be submitted online by: 30 March, 2008

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