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Experimental study of the macroscopic behavior of magnetostrictive particulate actuators
Author(s): Muniswam Appa Anjanappa; Yuefei Wu
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Paper Abstract

This paper deals with the experimental study of the macroscopic behavior of the magnetostrictive particulate actuator (MPA). MPA is made of magnetostrictive particles distributed in a host structure. The performance of MPA will depend on various parameters. The understanding of the effects of these parameters on the performance of MPA is necessary for a successful application. The fabrication process of MPA is described. Experimental results obtained include, the effect of volume fraction of particles with same orientation field, effect of orientation field for a chosen volume fraction. The results obtained suggest that although the particles are not as efficient as monolithic rods, MPA approach is the preferred path toward developing smart structures with distributed actuation capability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3041, Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (6 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275713
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Muniswam Appa Anjanappa, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)
Yuefei Wu, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3041:
Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Mark E. Regelbrugge, Editor(s)

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