Adaptronics describes the technological field for the creation of a class of intelligent structures and is one of the most promising technological fields worldwide. Like mechatronics, adaptronics forms a connection between electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and information technology. Controllers, sensors, and power electronics, in addition to the structure and actuator technology, make up the essential components of an adaptive system. In this lecture, the fundamentals as well as the outlook and application possibilities for adaptronics are discussed.
Fundamentals of Adaptronics