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Identification and analysis of fundamental issues in Terfenol-D transducer modeling
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Paper Abstract

Complete models of highly-magnetostrictive Terfenol-D transducers must be able to characterize the magnetostriction upon knowledge of the impressed electrical energy. Fundamental characterization laws are not available at present, because the existing modeling techniques fail to simultaneously span all operating regimes: electric, magnetic, mechanical, and thermal, across the whole performance space of these transducers. This paper attempts to capture the essential aspects of these regimes and their interactions, i.e. those that the transducer designer is likely to encounter during design, analysis and modeling of magnetostrictive devices. The issues discussed here are the magnetization and stress states, thermal effects, magnetomechanical hysteresis, AC losses, system nonlinearities, and transducer dynamics. In addition, some of the more relevant modeling techniques that address these issues are presented and analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 1998
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3329, Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (27 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316892
Show Author Affiliations
Marcelo J. Dapino, Iowa State Univ. (United States)
Frederick T. Calkins, Boeing Information, Space and Defense Systems (United States)
Alison B. Flatau, Iowa State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3329:
Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Mark E. Regelbrugge, Editor(s)

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