The development of technologies and projects for the aircraft structures by various organizations and universities is discussed. NASA has developed hot structures technology to improve performance and reduce maintenance of reusable launch vehicle (RLV) structures. The Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Dept. at Pennsylvania State University has developed new classes of high-authority smart structures to simultaneously isolate and control multimode vibrations. The University of Michigan's Aerospace Engineering Dept. has conducted a project entitled exploring Embedded Actuation in Advanced Helicopter Rotor Blades to investigate effective ways of using embedded anisotropic piezoelectric actuation to improve blade response in helicopter rotor blades.
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- Aerospace Engineering