The ASME 2011 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems will be held September 18 – September 21, 2011 in exotic Scottsdale, Arizona. This conference provides a casual setting for formal and informal interactions between a broad range of experts in diverse fields. A guest symposium on sustainability will offer opportunities for building new, multidisciplinary collaborative teams that bridge current research thrusts with this vital and emerging sphere.
Adaptive Structures and Materials Systems by definition are intelligent, flexible systems that have sentience and responsiveness to ever changing environments. The field has rapidly matured due to synergistic interdisciplinary efforts across sectors of universities, government and industry. To continue the high impact growth of this field and lead it into the future, the purpose of this conference is to assemble world experts across engineering and scientific disciplines (mechanical, aerospace, electrical, materials, and civil engineering, biology, physics chemistry, etc.) to actively discuss the latest breakthroughs in smart materials, the cutting edge in adaptive structure applications and the recent advances in both new device technologies and basic engineering research exploration.
To meet this goal, the conference is divided into symposia broadly ranging from basic research to applied technological design and development to industrial and governmental integrated system and application demonstrations. The symposia specifically are:
- SYMP 1 Multifunctional Materials
- SYMP 2 Active Materials, Mechanics and Behavior
- SYMP 3 Modeling, Simulation and Control
- SYMP 4 Enabling Technologies and Integrated System Design
- SYMP 5 Structural Health Monitoring/NDE
- SYMP 6 Bio-inspired Smart Materials and Structures
- SYMP 7 Guest Symposium on Sustainability
- SYMP 8 Student Competition