Simulating Smart Materials
Smart materials are used in vibration control, active shape control, structural health monitoring and energy harvesting. These materials have the ability to transduce one form of energy to another which makes them useful as actuators and sensors. In this webinar we will demonstrate how to build models of and simulate smart materials that exhibit well-known phenomena such as piezoelectric, piezoresistive, magnetostrictive and shape memory effects. We will also discuss about smart fluids that exhibit electrorheological and magnetorheological effect. The models shown in the webinar will be made available to you after the webinar for use with COMSOL Multiphysics.
Alison Flatau, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Research, Clark School of Engineering
Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park
Professor Flatau is the Associate Dean of Research and a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland. She is an active researcher in the fields of smart materials, bio-inspired sensing and actuation technologies and active flow control. Prof. Flatau’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, DARPA, the Army Research Laboratory, NASA and the Office of Naval Research, as well as major aerospace companies that include the Boeing Corporation.
Supratik Datta, Applications Manager, COMSOL, Inc.
Supratik Datta received a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park in 2009. He has been involved in research related to damage detection in composites, phase transformation in ferrous alloys and design and non-linear modeling of piezoelectric and magnetostrictive actuators and sensors. Supratik's research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and he has received awards from AIAA and ASME for his work on magnetostrictive materials. He is currently working as an Applications Manager in COMSOL Inc., Palo Alto.
Analyst at Cientifica, a business intelligence company for emerging technologies
Author and Editor of several market reports on nanotechnology
Contributing editor for IEEE Spectrum’s Tech Talk
Program Director for numerous international conferences on nanotechnology, and fiber optics.
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