Electromagneto-mechanical fields of giant magnetostrictive/piezoelectric laminates under concentrated load

Yasuhide Shindo, Yuzo Kori, Kotaro Mori, Fumio Narita

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This paper presents the nonlinear electromagneto-mechanical behavior of magnetostrictive/piezoelectric laminates under three-point bending both numerically and experimentally. The laminates are fabricated using thin Terfenol-D and PZT layers. The three-point bending test was conducted on the Terfenol-D/PZT laminates, and the displacement, induced magnetic field and induced voltage due to mechanical loads were measured. Three-dimensional finite element analysis was also carried out, and the electromagneto-mechanical fields in the laminates were predicted by introducing a second-order magnetoelastic constant for Terfenol-D. Comparison was then made between simulation and experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-182
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Smart and Nano Materials
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 1


  • Magnetostrictive/piezoelectric mechanics
  • detection and response characteristics
  • electronic laminates
  • finite element method
  • material testing
  • smart materials and structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials


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