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Smart Materials in Additive Manufacturing Volume 3: 4d-Printed Robotic Materials, Sensors, and Actuators

Ali Zolfagharian

Smart Materials in Additive Manufacturing, Volume 3: 4D-Printed Robotic Materials, Sensors, and Actuators covers the principles, real-world use, and advances in the cutting-edge field of 4D printed smart robotic materials. It discusses the mechanics of these materials, techniques by which to manufacture them, and different applications. Detailed modeling and control techniques are outlined, illustrating their use in real-world settings. Shape memory polymers, hydrogels, shape memory alloys, biomaterials, natural fibers, dielectric elastomers, liquid crystal elastomers, electroactive polymers, and more materials are covered, featuring in-depth discussion of their responses to stimuli, fabrication, multi-physics modeling, control techniques, and applications.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Publish Date: Aug 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 440
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9780443136733
  • Categories: Manufacturing

About the Author

Zolfagharian, Ali: - Dr. Ali Zolfagharian is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, School of Engineering at Deakin University, Australia and has been Director of the 4D Printing and Robotic Materials lab at the university since 2018. He is the co-founder of the 4D Printing Society, co-editor of the 2-volume Smart Materials in Additive Manufacturing set published by Elsevier, and a technical committee member of 5 international conferences. Dr. Zolfagharian has been among the 2% top cited scientists listed by Stanford University and Elsevier (2020), the Alfred Deakin Medallist for Best Doctoral Thesis (2019), and the Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowship Awardee (2018). His research focuses on flexible manipulators, soft grippers, robotic materials 3D/4D printing, and bioprinting.
Bodaghi, Mahdi: - Dr. Mahdi Bodaghi is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering, School of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University. He heads the 4D Materials & Printing Laboratory (4DMPL) that hosts a broad portfolio of projects focusing on the electro-thermo-mechanical multi-scale behaviors of smart materials, soft robots, and 3D/4D printing technologies. His research is based on the advancement of state-of-the-art smart materials and additive manufacturing leading him to co-found the 4D Printing Society and to co-edit Smart Materials in Additive Manufacturing, volumes 1 and 2 (Elsevier). Dr. Bodaghi's research has led to the publication of over 120 scientific papers in prestigious journals in mechanics, manufacturing, and materials science, as well as the presentation of his work at major international conferences. His research awards include the Best Doctoral Thesis Award of 2015, 2016 CUHK Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Annual Best Paper Award in Mechanics and Material Systems presented by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2017, 2018 Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowship Awardee, and 2021 IJPEM-GT Contribution Award recognized by the Korea Society for Precision Engineering.
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