1014 Smart and Adaptive Engineering Structures

Malte von Scheven, University of Stuttgart
Manfred Bischoff, University of Stuttgart
In order to meet the requirements of tomorrow’s world engineers and architects must design extremely efficient structures. Making engineering structures adaptive is a promising approach to reach that target. The load carrying efficiency of structures can be increased noticeably by the employment of sensors, actuators and control units. Hence the active manipulation of the static and dynamic structural response (i.e. forces, deformations and vibrations) enables to reduce mass of engineering structures dramatically and to increase performance.

This mini-symposium is focused on the adaptivity of structures in civil engineering and on load carrying structures in general. It covers topics concerning modelling, simulation and optimization of all types of adaptive engineering structures. Furthermore, optimal strategies for sensor and actuator placement and criteria for the evaluation of adaptive engineering structures can be presented.