WIT Press


Shock And Impact Energy Absorbtion And Control By Active Material Based Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU040331

Volume

73

Pages

8

Published

2004

Size

302 kb

Author(s)

R. Bansevicius & R.T. Tolocka

Abstract

Perfection of energy absorbtion means is the current trend in oscillation and shock suppression systems development. Active materials, which are able to convert mechanical energy into another kind and dissipate it, are promising in the field. Their employment for oscillation suppression is elaborated well enough, but their application for the shock and impact process control remains a challenge. The present paper discusses applications of active materials for shock and impact energy absorbtion and its control. Possibilities of employing piezoelectric materials for the development of systems in which the shock and impact characteristics become controllable are considered. One possibility is to control friction between con

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