J. Phys. IV France 08 (1998) Pr2-771-Pr2-775
Performance studies of a magnetostrictive actuator with varying mechanical and magnetic bias levels by dynamic simulationsF. Stillesjö and G. Engdahl
Electric Power Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
The performance of a magnetostrictive actuator with varying mechanical and magnetic bias levels has been studied by dynamic simulations. The actuator efficiency was deduced from the simulations for a medium high level of excitation and for resonant and subresonant conditions. The actuator efficiency showed pronounced maxima at a certain magnetic bias level when the mechanical prestress was varied. The correlation between the mechanical prestress and magnetic bias level at maximum actuator efficiency showed a linear relationship for both resonant and subresonant conditions. This implies that a region in the strain-field plane can be found where the actuator shows optimal performance.
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