DRIVERS FOR ADAPTIVE SYSTEM DESIGN USING SMART MATERIALS
There is an increasing need for products that are able to react to changing operating conditions and user demands to achieve high level performance. Adaptronic solutions are able to adapt system properties during the operation of the system without major effects on system weight and size when they are applied in early phases of the design process. Since adaptive system design often results in higher effort, this contribution points out drivers for goal-oriented application of smart materials. The drivers are derived from a literature study and divided into solution and use-related drivers.