Teaching Activities in the University of Akron

In the summer of 2001, a Smart Materials and Structures Teaching Laboratory (shown in the following picture) was established by Dr. Song in the University of Akron, Akron, OH. The main purpose of this teaching laboratory was to host two graduate level lab-based teaching of smart materials related courses: Introduction to Smart Materials and Structures, and Control of Smart Materials. Here are the following five experiments (shown in the following pictures) in this lab.

  • Vibration Control of a 11-foot Composite I-Beam Using PZT Actuators.
  • Vibration Control of a Cantilevered Beam using PZT Actuators.
  • Active Beam Shape Control using PZT Patch Actuators
  • Shape Memory Wire Testing Platform with a Constant Load.
  • Shape Memory Wire Rotary Servo Testing Platform.

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The Smart Materials and Structures Teaching Laboratory
located on the ASEC at the University of Akron

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Shape Memory Wire Rotary Servo Testing Platform

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Vibration Control of a 11-foot Composite I-Beam Using PZT Actuators

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Active Beam Shape Control using PZT Patch Actuators

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Shape Memory Wire Testing Platform with a Constant Load