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Blocked force investigation of a Terfenol-D transducer
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Paper Abstract

The output force-strain relationship typical of the performance of Terfenol-D transducers under varied operating conditions is examined to study transducer blocked force characteristics. The design and construction of a transducer for testing under controlled thermal, magnetic and mechanical load conditions are described. Results of compression tests at various applied magnetic fields and two initial mechanical stress states are used to generate load lines and the blocked force characteristics of the transducer. Comparisons of the transducer's force and strain output are made with published data. This test data is also used to examine the variability in Young's Modulus with applied magnetic field, strain and stress.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3668, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (9 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350699
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Rick A. Kellogg, Iowa State Univ. (United States)
Alison B. Flatau, Iowa State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3668:
Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Norman M. Wereley, Editor(s)

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