Effect of combined magnetic bias and drive fields on dynamic magnetomechanical properties of Terfenol-D /epoxy 1-3 composites

Siu Wing Or, Nersesse Nersessian, Gregory P. Carman

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The dynamic magnetomechanical properties of Terfenol-D/epoxy 1-3 magnetostrictive composites with approximately 50% Terfenol-D volume fraction have been investigated under different combined magnetic bias (HBias= 5-140 kA/m) and drive (H3= 1-9 kA/m) fields. These properties include elastic moduli (E3Hand E3B), dynamic relative permeability (μr33T), dynamic strain coefficient (d33), magnetomechanical coupling coefficient (k33), and the ratio of the dynamic strain coefficient to the dynamic susceptibility (d33/χ33). The changes in the composite properties with applied fields can be explained in terms of domain wall motion followed by saturation. At a low H3of 1 kA/m, the available non-180° domain state created by residual compressive stresses in the composites results in negative-ΔE, d33, k33, and d33/χ33maximizing near HBias= 40 kA/m. As H3is increased, domain wall motion occurs, decreasing the HBiasrequired to maximize the properties by reducing stress-induced anisotropy.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2003


  • Domain wall motion
  • Dynamic magnetomechanical properties
  • Magnetostrictive particulate composites
  • Terfenol-D
  • Transducers and actuators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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