Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 283–288 | Cite as

Experimental researches on magneto-thermo-mechanical characterization of Terfenol-D

  • Yirui Liang
  • Xiaojing Zheng


The coupling effects of axial pre-stress, temperature and magnetic field on magnetostrictive strain and magnetization as well as Young’s modulus of a Terfenol-D (Tb0.3Dy0.7Fe1.93) rod are tested to give a good understanding of magneto-thermal-mechanical characteristics of giant magnetostrictive materials. Results show that magneto-thermo-mechanical coupling of giant magnetostrictive materials is very strong; and the influences of pre-stress and temperature on magnetostrictive strain and Young’s modulus vary with the intensity of magnetic field.

Key words

gaint magnetostrictive material Young’s modulus magneto-thermo-mechanical characterization magnetostrictive strain magnetization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MechanicsLanzhou UniversityLanzhouChina

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