13th Cansmart Workshop, 2011

Table Of Contents

Keynote Presentations

Brenda M. Kulfan
Boeing Corp Enabling Technologies & Research (retd), USA
Abstract :Inspiration, Adaptations, Technical Innovations and Design Similarities, Provided by Observations of Nature's Creations and Evolutionary Development Processes

Alan L. Browne
General Motors Research, Warren, MI, USA
Abstract :General Motors Research, Warren, MI SMA Heat Engines: Advancing from a Scientific Curiosity to a Practical Reality

Contributed Papers

Electromechanical Properties and Acoustic Applications of High Sensitivity Porous Polypropylene Electrets
8 pages
H. Kodama, Y. Yasuno, T. Furukawa, and E. Fukada
Kobayasi Institute of Physical Research, Tokyo Japan

Electrical and Optical Properties of PZT Thick Films in High Temperature Flexible Ultrasonic Transducers for Structural Health Monitoring and NDT
10 pages
J.-L. Shih1, M. C.-K. Cheung1, S. E. Kruger2, C.-K. Jen2
1D1Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng., McGill Univ., Montreal, Canada
22Industrial Materials Institute, National Research Council, Boucherville, Canada

Resistance Modelling of SMA Wire Actuators
10 pages
Hunter Song, Eric Kubica, Rob Gorbet
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo

A Novel Piezoelectric Paint Sensor for Non Destructive Testing
10 pages
C. Yang, C.-P. Fritzen
Center for Sensor Systems and Institute of Mechanics and Control Engineering - Mechatronics, University of Siegen, Germany

Design of an LPV Based Fractional Controller for the Vibration Suppression of a Smart Beam
10 pages
Cem Onat1, Melin Sahin2, Yavuz Yaman2, S. Eswar Prasad3, Sailendra Nemana3
1Dept of Mechanical Eng, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
2Dept of Aerospace Eng, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
3Sensor Technology Limited, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada

Using Three Dimensional Rate Equations to Model a Multi-Directional Galfenol Stress Based Sensor
10 pages
Philip Weetman, George Akhras
Centre for Smart Materials and Structures, Royal Military College, Kingston, Canada

Assessment of Building Energy Efficiency with Smart Window Glazing Curtain Walls
10 pages
Jean-Michel Dussault1, Louis Gosselin1, Tigran Galstian2
11Dept of Mechanical Eng., Université Laval, Québec City, Canada
22Dept of Physics, Physics Eng. and Optics, Université Laval, Québec City, Canada

Torque Capacity Enhancement of a Magnetorheological Fluid Clutch using the Squeeze-Strengthen Effect
10 pages
G. Routhier, Y. St-Amant
LSMI, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Université Laval, Québec, Canada

Piezoresponse Characterization of Ferroelectric Bi4Ti3O12 Nanorods
8 pages
Mehrnoosh Azodi1, Catalin Harnagea1, Alain Pignolet1, Federico Rosei1, Vincenzo Buscaglia2, Maria Teresa Buscaglia2, Paolo Nanni2
1INRS-Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Varennes, Canada
2Institute for Energetics and Interphases, National Research Council, Genoa, Italy

Health Monitoring of Structural Members through Inverse Analysis
10 pages
P. Wilbur, F. Ghrib
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Eng., University of Windsor, Canada

Natural Convection Heat Transfer Modelling of Shape Memory Alloy Wire
10 pages
Anita Eisakhani1, William Ma2, Jay Gao3, J. Richard Culham1, Rob Gorbet4
1Dept. of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada
2Induceramic, Waterloo ON, Canada
3Vehicle Development Research Lab General Motors R&D, Detroit, US
4Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada

CNT Composites for SHM: a Literature Review
10 pages
Carlo Rainieri1, Giovanni Fabbrocino1, Yi Song2, Vesselin Shanov2
1Structural and Geotechnical Dynamics Laboratory, University of Molise, Termoli, Italy
2Nanoworld Laboratories, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA

Structural Health Monitoring of Bonded Composite Joints Using Piezoceramics
10 pages
Nicolas Quaegebeur1, Philippe Micheau3, Patrice Masson1, Hugo Belanger2
1GAUS, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada
2L-3 Communications, Military Aircraft Services, Mirabel, Canada

Damping Control of a PZT Multilayer Vibration Using Negative Impedance Circuit
10 pages
Y. Fukada1, H. Kodama2, M. Date2, HE. Fukada2, G. Akhras1
1Centre for Smart Materials and Structures, Royal Military College, Kingston, Canada
2Kobayasi Institute of Physical Research, Kokubunji, Tokyo, Japan

Inter-Digitized Transducers (IDTS) for Integrated Structural Health Monitoring (ISHM) Applications
10 pages
J. K. Na
NDE Group, EWI, Columbus, OH, USA

Assessment of a Novel Imaging Technique for Commercial Structural Health Monitoring and NDT Systems
10 pages
Patrice Masson1, Nicolas Quaegebeur1, Gabriel Vézina1, Adrien Brunel1, Philippe Micheau1, Nezih Mrad2
1GAUS, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
2Department of National Defence, Defence R&D Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Piezoelectric Power Generation in Automotive Tires
10 pages
Noaman Makki, Remon Pop-Iliev
Faculty of Eng. and Applied Science, Univ. of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Canada

A Shear-Mode Piezoceramic Device for Energy Harvesting Applications
8 pages
V. Kulkarni1, R. Ben Mrad1, E. Prasad1, S. Nemana2
1Dept. of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada
2Sensor Technology Limited, Collingwood, Canada

A Comparative Study on Two Families of Integratable Ultrasound Transducers for Structural Health Monitoring
10 pages
Kuo-Ting Wu1, Zhigang Sun1, Nezih Mrad2
1Industrial Materials Institute, National Research Council, Boucherville, Canada
2Air Vehicles Research Section, Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Ottawa, Canada

Time Domain Spectral Element Fast Solver for Piezoelectric Structures
10 pages
R. Mohamed, P. Masson
GAUS, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Power Density Optimization of an Array of Piezoelectric Harvesters using a Genetic Algorithm
10 pages
S. Paquin, Y. St-Amant
LSMI, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada

A Smart Patch for Transdermal Drug Delivery
10 pages
Neha Dhar, Sumitra Rajagopalan
Bioastra Technologies Inc., Boucherville, Canada

Semi-Active Tuned Mass Damper for Seismic Applications
14 pages
Kambiz Esteki1, Ashutosh Bagchi1, Ramin Sedaghati2
1Dept. of Building, Civil & Environmental Eng., Concordia Univ., Montreal Canada
2Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Eng., Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Mechanical Investigation in Whiskerized Carbon Fiber/Polypropylene Composite
8 pages
Mahta Sadeghvishakei1, Robiah Yunus2, Mohamad Amran Mohd Salleh2, Alain Pignolet1
1Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre Énergie Matériaux & Télécommunications Varennes, Québec, Canada
2Dept of Chemical and Environmental Eng, University Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia

An Approach to Compensate for the Degradation of the Monitoring System in Damage Detection
10 pages
Kyle R Mulligan1, Patrice Masson1, Sylvain Létourneau2, Nicolas Quaegebeur1
1GAUS, Department of Mechanical Eng., Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
2NRC Institute for Information Technology, Ottawa, Canada

Nonlinear Analysis of Pull in Voltage in Micro-Cantilever Beam
8 pages
M. Amin Changizi, Armin Hadadian, Ion Stiharu
Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Considerations on Structural Health Monitoring Reliability
10 pages
C. Mandache1, M. Genest1, M. Khan1, N. Mrad2
1Institute for Aerospace Research, National Research Council Canada
2Air Vehicles Research Section, Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic