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6 June 1997 Experimental study of the macroscopic behavior of magnetostrictive particulate actuators
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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.
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Muniswam Appa Anjanappa and Yuefei Wu "Experimental study of the macroscopic behavior of magnetostrictive particulate actuators", Proc. SPIE 3041, Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (6 June 1997);

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