Overview of Concepts

The general thought underlying this work is that with knowledge of the action of O-rings and the ability to fabricate materials to produce specified material behavior it

The definition of smart material used here is different than the more usual use of the term. In this smart seals work there is no explicit sensing component. The seal materials are being designed to react to environmental effects, but without use of a separately identifiable sensor.

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