HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Engineering Materials

Update: Intelligent Composites for Structural Monitoring

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: embedded
Elizabeth M   8/7/2014 8:10:14 AM
NO RATINGS
Yeah, Lou, that sounds also like another benefit of these type of composites. Engineering is changing in exciting ways that will make it an even more precise science in the future.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: embedded
Ann R. Thryft   8/6/2014 12:54:50 PM
NO RATINGS
Lou, good point. I hope that's true. Having a lot of data doesn't always mean it gets used or even analyzed in a useful way, as I learned when covering machine vision and control systems.

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Re: embedded
naperlou   8/6/2014 11:27:32 AM
NO RATINGS
Elizabeth, I just thought of another benefit for structural engineers.  With real world data at a high resolution they can feed the information back into their models.  This will allow much imporved CAE solutions.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: embedded
Elizabeth M   8/6/2014 5:45:53 AM
NO RATINGS
I agree, Lou. This sounds pretty amazing, actually. To have a sense of the state of a structure, especially for something in which its longevity or health is of utmost importance, would be a great benefit for structural engineers.

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
embedded
naperlou   8/5/2014 10:51:39 AM
NO RATINGS
Ann, embedding the fiber optics this way is a good solution.  For high value structures it could be a real game changer.

Partner Zone
More Blogs from Engineering Materials
In this slideshow's latest crop of new bio-based and renewable plastics and methods for making them, some materials can even be completely recycled several times without loss of original properties.
It's probably too late to buy one, but some lucky people will soon be the owners of only 50 electric motorcycles made entirely with 3D printing from a super-lightweight aluminum alloy.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a surface preparation method to improve joining carbon composites with aluminum, with potentially far-reaching ramifications for high-volume industrial applications.
Our latest crop includes ABS alternatives, tougher PLAs, flexible plastics including a flexible nylon, polymers with better heat resistance, and the first biocompatible resin for desktop 3D printing.
New and improved fastening methods are helping engineers join plastics, composites, and thinner metal sheets in a variety of product assemblies.
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Course June 28-30:
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service