The Shape Memory Alloy Research Team (SMART) consists of faculty, research staff and students, whose main interest is in developing experimentally verifiable constitutive models for Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) together with design capabilities of active or "smart" structures that utilize the shape memory effect for shape and actuation control applications. The group is supported by state of the art thermomechanical characterization facilities, which are integrated with the dynamics, control, flight simulation and fluid mechanics laboratory facilities, forming an Intelligent Systems Laboratory (ILS) network. This research effort initiated at Texas A&M University in 1992 and has been supported mainly by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the State of Texas.

Dr. Dimitris C. Lagoudas

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