MKM 503E- Mechatronics System Components Assist.Prof.Dr. Pınar Boyraz Homework 1: Smart Material Sensors , Micro-Nano Sensors Due: 28th of November 2011 Smart materials (e.g., piezoelectrics, shape memory alloys, and electroactive polymers) show strong couplings between the applied electric, magnetic, or thermal field with their mechanical properties (strain, viscosity, etc.). Such couplings provide built-in mechanisms for sensing and actuation. Due to their compact sizes and unique properties, smart material sensors and actuators have broad applications in robotics, aerospace industry, biomedical
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