Hanagud, Sathya V. Scool of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.
- Smart materials
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
A high-performance fighter aircraft is a self-contained unit with its own energy source in the form of the fuel. However, a pilot is normally needed to take off, perform maneuvers, and land the aircraft. A pilotless vehicle that could automatically perform these tasks would be a smart aircraft. For an example of a smart structure, consider that the fighter aircraft is capable of flying and performing maneuvers at subsonic, transonic, and supersonic speeds, and different airfoil cross sections or shapes of the wing are more efficient at different speed regimes. The wing structure is a smart structure if any of the following can be achieved:
The content above is only an excerpt.
for your institution. Subscribe
To learn more about subscribing to AccessScience, or to request a no-risk trial of this award-winning scientific reference for your institution, fill in your information and a member of our Sales Team will contact you as soon as possible.
to your librarian. Recommend
Let your librarian know about the award-winning gateway to the most trustworthy and accurate scientific information.
AccessScience provides the most accurate and trustworthy scientific information available.
Recognized as an award-winning gateway to scientific knowledge, AccessScience is an amazing online resource that contains high-quality reference material written specifically for students. Contributors include more than 9000 highly qualified scientists and 43 Nobel Prize winners.
MORE THAN 8500 articles and Research Reviews covering all major scientific disciplines and encompassing the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology
115,000-PLUS definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
3000 biographies of notable scientific figures
MORE THAN 19,000 downloadable images and animations illustrating key topics
ENGAGING VIDEOS highlighting the life and work of award-winning scientists
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY and additional readings to guide students to deeper understanding and research
LINKS TO CITABLE LITERATURE help students expand their knowledge using primary sources of information