Academic Catalog

ME493 INTRODUCTION TO SMART STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS

Course Code: 5690493
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr GKHAN OSMAN ZGEN
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5690302
The course set above should be completed before taking ME493 INTRODUCTION TO SMART STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS.

Course Content

Design of smart structures. Modeling mechanics of smart materials. Piezoelectric materials. Fiber optics. Shape memory alloys. Electrorheological and magnetorheological fluids. Magnetorheological elastomers. Carbon nanotubes. Control of structures. Active and semi-active vibration control. Structural health monitoring. Morphing of structures. Prerequisite: ME 302.