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International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications
International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications


Special Issue on: "Hysteresis Modelling and Control of Smart Materials"

Guest Editors:
Chun-Yi Su and Subhash Rakheja, Concordia University, Canada
Han Ding, Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R. China

Smart materials are responsive materials that possess adaptive capabilities to changes in external stimuli. Electrostrictive polymers, piezoelectric materials, electro-rheological and magneto-rheological fluids, shape memory alloys and magneto-strictive materials fall within this category. The field of smart materials has advanced rapidly due to an increasing awareness of their capabilities and numerous potential applications in various ectors, namely aerospace, aeronautic, industrial, automotive, biomedical, and micro and nano-systems.

Smart materials are known to exhibit various degrees of hysteresis and nonlinear dynamics, which poses considerable challenges for controller design. The accurate and efficient quantification of these effects form the primary requirements for controller design in order to exploit full capabilities of various materials.

The primary purpose of this special issue is to document the current state-of-the-art works on characterisation of hysteresis effects, modelling techniques and corresponding control methods for smart materials through a collection of original and high-quality papers.

This special issue will focus on all aspects of modelling and control issues concerning smart materials with hysteresis.

Subject Coverage
The topics of interest of this special issue will include but will be not limited to:
  • Hysteresis modelling for smart materials (e.g. piezo-electrics, shape memory alloys, magneto-rheological fluids, etc.)
  • Characterisation of hysteresis of different smart materials
  • Rate dependence of hysteresis - characterisation and modelling techniques
  • Modelling and control issues in smart material based actuators and sensors
  • Control aspects in industrial applications of systems involving smart materials
  • Smart structures, active vibration control, active/passive damping, etc.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Contributed papers should be submitted online by: 30 March, 2008