Complete set of CONGRESS of CIMTEC 2012
- ID: 2398522
- February 2013
- 1594 Pages
- Trans Tech Publications Inc
Selected, peer reviewed papers from CIMTEC 2012 - 4th International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems, June 10-14, 2012, Terme, Italy
These are the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on “Smart Materials, Structures and Systems”. The conference was held in Montecatini Terme, Italy on June 10-14, 2012. Indeed, the intensive research carried out worldwide for creating higher forms of materials, structures and systems by providing them with “life” functions, resulted already in a high level of technology readiness with several applications now emerging, which demonstrate smart materials technologies to have matured well beyond the conceptual stage. Widespread use of nanotechnology concepts and tools and the availability of multiscale computational models coupled with the exponential growth of computer capability are fuelling the rate of advancement of the field. This also is increasingly taking advantage from the merging of materials science and engineering from information deriving from a deeper understanding of biological processes and from the highly effective evolutionary solutions created by nature along million years.