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Special Issue "Smart Material Sensors"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jayant Sirohi
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Guest Editor
Associate Professor, Eli H. and Ramona Thornton Centennial Fellowship in Engineering, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin, 2617 Wichita Street, C0600, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Interests: active materials, sensors and actuators; smart structures, multifunctional structures; Energy harvesting; Micro/unmanned aerial vehicles

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will highlight the role played by smart materials in the development and enhancement of sensor science and technology. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, piezoelectric, electrostrictive and magnetostrictive sensors, shaped sensors for spatial filtering, soft material sensors based on electroactive polymers or ionic polymers, bio-compatible sensors, and novel sensors and sensing concepts for biomedical devices, and soft robotics. Please consider submitting your work to this exciting Special Issue.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jayant Sirohi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • smart material sensors
  • shaped sensors
  • modal filtering,
  • piezoelectricity
  • shape memory effect
  • electrostriction
  • magnetostriction
  • adaptive structures

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Piezoelectric Sensing Techniques in Structural Health Monitoring: A State-of-the-Art Review
Sensors 2020, 20(13), 3730; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20133730 - 03 Jul 2020
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Recently, there has been a growing interest in deploying smart materials as sensing components of structural health monitoring systems. In this arena, piezoelectric materials offer great promise for researchers to rapidly expand their many potential applications. The main goal of this study is [...] Read more.
Recently, there has been a growing interest in deploying smart materials as sensing components of structural health monitoring systems. In this arena, piezoelectric materials offer great promise for researchers to rapidly expand their many potential applications. The main goal of this study is to review the state-of-the-art piezoelectric-based sensing techniques that are currently used in the structural health monitoring area. These techniques range from piezoelectric electromechanical impedance and ultrasonic Lamb wave methods to a class of cutting-edge self-powered sensing systems. We present the principle of the piezoelectric effect and the underlying mechanisms used by the piezoelectric sensing methods to detect the structural response. Furthermore, the pros and cons of the current methodologies are discussed. In the end, we envision a role of the piezoelectric-based techniques in developing the next-generation self-monitoring and self-powering health monitoring systems. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Material Sensors)
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