Special Issue: 25th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies (ICAST 2014)

Roeland De Breuker, Marcias Martinez

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Abstract

The 25th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies (ICAST 2014) was held from 5 to 8 October in The Hague, The Netherlands. The 25th “silver” anniversary of this conference allowed for the technical interchange among the growing international community of researchers, leading international scholars, and specialists in the field of smart materials, structures, and devices. ICAST takes place annually and the venue rotates between the Americas, Asia, and Europe. The conference provides a forum for discussion of recent advances in the highly multidisciplinary field of smart materials and structures and encourages transfer of advanced scientific results from research to application. The main topics include multi-functional materials and devices, modeling and characterization, bio-inspired sensors and actuators, morphing technologies, structural health monitoring, and vibration damping.

The silver jubilee of ICAST was celebrated with more than 60 oral technical presentations, 30 posters, and over 100 participants from all over the world. In this Special Issue of the Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (JIMSS), we present a selection of 10 papers from ICAST 2014 that highlight research on morphing, vibration mitigation and control, biomechanical devices, structural health monitoring, and active material modeling.

We sincerely thank all the conference participants for their contributions and in particular those authors that augmented their work to prepare this Special Issue. We would also like to express our appreciation to the editors of JIMSS for the opportunity to prepare and publish this Special Issue.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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