Responding to bad vibes

Excell, Jon
May 2005
Engineer (00137758);5/16/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7675, p12
Reports that an engineering team from Darmstadt's Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability is investigating the possibility of integrating active materials, such as piezoelectric ceramics, within a range of different mechanical structures. Detection of vibration into a controlled unit; Potential applications of the technology on different laboratory-based machines; Applications in the automotive industry.


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