Smart Materials and Intelligent System Design

By Prof. Bishakh Bhattacharya   |   IIT Kanpur
Learners enrolled: 1478
Smart Structures and Intelligent System are becoming an integral part of new aerospace and automobile systems due to high performance and fast response potential. Knowledge in this field is multi-disciplinary in nature involving materials, composites, basic electronics, control system and informatics. In this short course, I intend to convey the core flavor of the field by introducing the basic concepts behind such system along with some industrial applications developed in the SMSS laboratory of IIT Kanpur.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : People aiming to explore advance areas.

PREREQUISITES : Basics of Nature and Properties of Materials, Linear algebra.

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Aerospace, Automobile, Manufacturing industries.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
Credit Points : 1
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 21 Feb 2022
End Date : 18 Mar 2022
Enrollment Ends : 21 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 24 Apr 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1 : Introduction to Smart Materials
Week 2 : Mechanics of Composite Materials
Week 3 : Induced Strain Actuation Mechanisms
Week 4 : Intelligent System Design

Books and references

1. Smart Structures Theory, I Chopra and J. Sirohi, Cambridge University Press.
2. Smart Material Systems and MEMS:Design and Development Methodologies,V. K. Varadan, K. J. Vinoy, S.Gopalakrishnan, John Wiley and Sons.

Instructor bio

Prof. Bishakh Bhattacharya

IIT Kanpur
Prof. Bishakh Bhattacharya is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and currently heading the Cognitive Science programme, IIT Kanpur. His research interest primarily lies in vibration control, structural health monitoring, energy harvesting system, intelligent system design and Child-Reconfigurable Robot Interaction.He is the coordinator of Space Technology Cell, IIT Kanpur and head of the SMSS (Smart Materials, Structures and Systems) Laboratory.


Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 24 April 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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