7th Cansmart Workshop 2004

Table Of Contents

Keynote Presentation

Allan S. Hoffman and Patrick Stayton, Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Abstract : Applications of Stimuli-Responsive ('Smart') Polymers in Biotechnology and Medicine

Contributed Papers

Development of an Active Control System for a Smart Fin
10 pages
Aghil Yousefi-Koma, Yong Chen, and D. G. Zimcik
Institute for Aerospace Research, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, ON

Measurement of Membrane Flatness for Active Control of Inflatable Structures
10 pages
Fujun Peng, Yan-Ru Hu and Alfred Ng
Control & Analysis Group, Directorate of Spacecraft Engineering
Canadian Space Agency, St-Hubert, Quebec

Active Damping of Electronic Micro Components with Piezoelectric MEMS Devices
10 pages
Yann Meyer, Manuel Collet and Patrick Delobelle
FEMTO-ST LMARC/UMR, Besançon, France

Experimental Modal Analysis of Flexible Linkages in a “Smart Parallel Platform”
10 pages
Xiaoyun Wang and James K. Mills
Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Optimal Placement and Feedback Gain of Active Elements in Adaptive Space Truss Structures with Random Parameters
10 pages
F. Yang and R. Sedaghati
Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Quebec

Topology Optimization for the Design of Compliant Smart Structures
8 pages
Brent Bailey and Jorn Hansen
Institute for Aerospace Studies, University of Toronto

Genetic Algorithm Least Squares Polynomial Surface Fitting for Optimization of Actuator Placement
10 pages
Andrew Rader 1 , Aghil Yousefi-Koma 2 , Fred Afagh 1 and David Zimcik 2
1Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Eng., Carleton U., Ottawa
2Institute for Aerospace Research, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, ON

Adaptive Control Based Structural Health Monitoring Technique
10 pages
Pier Marzocca 1 , Aman Behal 2 and Abe Gnann 1
1Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department
2Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

Time-Frequency Analysis of Bending Wave Propagation for in situ Health Monitoring in Smart Structures
10 pages
Guy Jr Lucien 1 , Patrice Masson 1 , Philippe Micheau 1 and Yves St-Amant 2
1G.A.U.S., Mechanical Engineering Department, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC
2Mechanical Engineering Department, Université Laval, Quebec City, QC

Experimental Results for a Prototype Macro-micro Manipulator with SMA-actuated Micro Stage
10 pages
Eric M.T. Ho and Robert B. Gorbet
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

Monitoring the Motion of Linear Bearings with a Resolution Down to Nanometers
8 pages
Y. Liu 1 , W. Hild 1 , M. Kitsche 1 , S. Doering 1 , G. Hungenbach 1 , M. Scherge 1,2& J.A. Schaefer 1
1Institut für Physik und Zentrum für Mikro und Nanotechnologien, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Ilmenau Germany
2IAVF Antriebstechnik AG, Karlsruhe, Germany

Design and Simulation of an Eddy Current Brake System
10 pages
David Cruz, Edward J. Park and Afzal Suleman
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

Design and Modelling of a Magnetorheological Brake System
10 pages
Luis Falcao da Luz, Edward J. Park and Afzal Suleman
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

Comparison of Hysteresis Models for Magnetostrictive Materials
10 pages
Sina Valadkhan 1 , Kirsten Morris 2 and Amir Khajepour 1
1Department of Mechanical Engineering
2Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

Semi-active Suspension Control with a Magnetorheological Damper
10 pages
Y. Shen 1, M. F. Golnaraghi 1 and G. R. Heppler 2
1Department of Mechanical Engineering
2Department of System Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

Investigation of Dynamic Behavior of Electrorheological Fluids by Experimental Design
10 pages
Yulan Sun, Marc Thomas and Jacques Masounave
Department of Mechanical Engineering, École de technologie supérieure, Montreal, QC

Modeling and Simulation of Magnetorheological Dampers
10 pages
A. Dominguez, R. Sedaghati, I. Stiharu and S. Rakheja
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

Demonstration of PZT Thin-film Actuators
5 pages
Chia-Che Wu 1 , Cheng-Chung Lee 1 , G. Z. Cao 2 and I. Y. (Steve) Shen 1
1Department of Mechanical Engineering
2Department of Material Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Modeling of Drift in Piezoelectric Switches
8 pages
H. M. S. Georgiou and R. Ben Mrad
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Electromechanical Actuators Used with an Original Polarization
10 pages
J.C. Debus, C. Granger and P. Evrard
ISEN -IEMN, Lille, France

Gap Waves in Ferro-magneto-elastic Materials
10 pages
Davresh Hasanyan 1 , Pier Marzocca 2 and Satenik Harutyunyan 3
1Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
2Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
3 Material Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Single Crystal Constitutive Modeling: Unique Computational and Experimental Investigations
10 pages
V. G. DeGiorgi 1 , M.-J. Pan 2 , S. A. Wimmer 1 and C. Wu 1
1Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
2Nova Research, Alexandria, VA

Atomic-continuum Level Computational Study of Phase Transformations in SMA Single Crystals
10 pages
Vesselin Stoilov
Dept. of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Eng, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON

Effect of Cyclic Electric Fields on Crack Growth in Hard PZT Piezoelectrics
10 pages

H.W. King 1 , S.H. Ferguson 1 , D.F. Waechter 2 , R. Blacow 2 and S.E. Prasad 2
1University of Victoria, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, BC
2Sensor Technology Ltd., Collingwood, ON

High Dielectric Constant PMN-PT Ceramics Produced from High Pyrochlore Content Powders
10 pages
S.R. McLaughlin 1 , W. Ren 1,2 , B.K. Mukherjee 1,2 and V.D. Krstic 1
1Centre for Manufacturing of AdvancedCeramics and Nanomaterials, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, ON
2Department of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON

Biocompatibility Study of Ni 2 -Mn-Ga Magnetic Shape Memory Alloy for Biomedical Application
10 pages
Edith Martin 1 , Laura Épure 1 , Aziza Manceur 1 , Oumarou Savadogo 2 and L'Hocine Yahia 1
1Groupe de Recherche en Biomécanique/Biomatériaux, École Polytechnique de Montréal
2Lab. d'électrochimie et des matériaux énergétiques, École Polytechnique de Montréal

Optimization of Magneto-mechanical Response in Ni-Mn-Ga Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys
10 pages
Leon M. Cheng, Shannon P. Farrell, Rosaura Ham-Su and Calvin V. Hyatt
Defence R&D Canada – Atlantic, Emerging Materials Section, Dartmouth, NS

Powder Metallurgy Fabrication of NiTi Shape Memory Alloys
10 pages
M. Whitney 1 , S.F. Corbin 1 and R. Gorbet 2
1Department of Mechanical Engineering
2Department of Electrical and Computer Eng, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

Finite Element Analysis of Shape Memory Alloy Bone Staple
10 pages
Kaouthar Saïdane 1 , Carl-Éric Aubin 1,2 and L'Hocine Yahia 1
1Biomedical Engineering Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Montréal
2Research Center of Sainte Justine Hospital, Montreal

Hysteresis Modeling of Shape Memory Alloy Using Fuzzy Logic
10 pages
Siamak Tafazoli, Mathieu Leduc and Xin Xiang Jiang
Canadian Space Agency, St-Hubert, Canada

The Design and Prototyping of a Monolithic Actuator Using Shape Memory Alloys
10 pages
Leslie M. Toews and Robert B. Gorbet
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

Derivation of Fiber Bragg Grating Element for Embedded Sensors
10 pages
Mohanraj Prabhugoud and Kara Peters
Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Eng, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

The Mitigation of Measurement Inaccuracies of Brillouin Scattering Based Fiber Optic Sensors Through Bonded Fiber Temperature Calibrations
10 pages
Kellie Brown 1 , Anthony W. Brown 1 , Bruce G. Colpitts 1 and Theodore W. Bremner 2
1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
2Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

Continuous Assessment of the Development of Process-induced Stresses. Comparison Between Optical Fibre Bragg Grating Sensors and TMA Measurements
10 pages
Philippe Olivier 1 , Matthieu Mulle 1 , Francis Collombet 1 and Y.H. Grunevald 2
1Equipe PRO²COM - Dept. GMP, IUT Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
2DDL Consultants - Pas de Pouyen, 83330 Le Bausset, France

Performance of Multi-layer Electroactive Polymer Actuators Used for Active Vibration Control
10 pages
G. Yang 1 , W. Ren 1 , B. K. Mukherjee 1 , J. Leidner 2 and J. P. Szabo 3
1Department of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario
2Bodycote Materials Testing Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ontario
3 DRDC Atlantic, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Perimeter Security Detection System Based on Piezoelectric Strain Measurement
10 pages
B. Yan, R. Blacow, S.E. Prasad and D. Waechter
Sensor Technology Limited, Collingwood, Ontario

Switching and Tuning of PBG Structures at Microwave Frequencies
10 pages
J. Wu 1 , S.N. Qiu 2 , C.X. Qiu 2 and I. Shih 1
1Electronic Device and Material Lab, Dep. of Elec andComp Eng, McGill University, Montreal
2CIS Scientific, Montreal

Multi-Cycle Stability and Frequency Bandwidth of the Strain Output of Shape Memory Alloy (SMA)
10 pages
X. Jiang, F. Peng, S. Tafazoli and D. Nikanpour
Canadian Space Agency, St-Hubert, QC

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