Adaptronik Grundlagen

Fundamentals of Adaptronics

“Die Adaptronik” is a relatively young structural technology that has been known in English as “Smart or Intelligent Structures”.

The key objective of Adaptronics is to put actively responsive structures into effect. This is made possible through the integration of sensors, actuators and/or control functions in mechanical systems that initiate a required adaptation of structural properties and result in improved mechanical functions. In particular, these actuator functions are often performed through controllable smart materials.

The active improvement of structural-dynamic system properties through the adjustment of stiffness, damping, or inertia has achieved special significance in adaptive structure solutions.

This lecture presents the technical fundamentals, essential system components, and a range of applications of adaptive structural technology.

The Adaptronics lecture lasts one semester for mechanical engineering students and consists of the following themes:

  • active, semi-active, adaptive approaches to reduce vibrations
  • multipurpose materials
  • unconventional actuators and sensors
  • electromechanical analogies, control concepts, and systematic effects
  • discrete structural modifications and construction principles
  • design- and simulation methods
  • application examples
Time Mondays, 24th Oct. 2016 – 6th Feb. 2017,
15:20 – 17:00
Location S103 / 223
Lecturer Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tobias Melz
Exam Type Oral
Exam Date Exam date set by personal arrangement with lecturer
Credits SWS: 2 V
Credit Points: 4
(Elective Area C)