7th annual symposium on frontiers of engineering. Frontiers by National Academy of Engineering

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This assortment contains summaries of displays given on the NAE Symposium in March 2001. subject matters contain flight on the cutting edge, civil structures, instant communications, and expertise and the human physique

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1999). 24 FLIGHT AT THE LEADING EDGE Mikroteknik Mainz in Germany (Figure 4a) and Stanford University (Figure 4b). Keeping the mass of the device under 100 mg will require more compact actuators. I expect that shrinking bearings further to create an efficient, high energy density, submillimeter magnetic motor will be difficult. Thus, in terms of miniaturization, one is encouraged to think of beating wings rather than rotary wings. Flapping wings can change the direction of applied torques in a wing beat, potentially improving maneuverability.

The decision must be based on a good understanding of how changes evolve to non-value-adding iterations, which can have unanticipated, indirect side effects. This is particularly important for concurrent construction. In the case of reconstruction after a disaster, for example, a rushed schedule with limited resources can lead to managerial changes that may actually delay putting infrastructure back in service. In short, because construction changes combined with other factors have different impacts on the construction system, it is important to understand how they can affect the planning and control of construction projects.

With centralized control, infrastructure systems are vulnerable to the weakest link; distributed control can limit, localize, and allocate risk. Some models have been proposed whereby infrastructure system agents could automatically reconfigure a system to “heal” failures (Amin, 2000). Distributed control also enables distributed power generation, as well as the control of multiple infrastructure systems. The meta-infrastructure system approaches described above are reasonably representative of the current state of the art.

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