Handbook of Giant Magnetostrictive Materials

Handbook of Giant Magnetostrictive Materials

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Handbook of Giant Magnetostrictive Materials contains the knowledge that a mechanical or an electrical engineer needs when considering the use of magnetostrictive materials in a construction project. The book covers the physical origin of giant magnetostriction, its manufacturing and metallurgy, and grain related processes under operation.
Comprehensive descriptions of useful models of design methods and tools are given, including the performance of devices and systems comprised of magnetostrictive materials, considering the electrical, magnetic, mechanical, and thermal effects. The book covers all major characterization methods of giant magnetostrictive bulk materials, actuators, and systems. A structured inventory of current and emerging applications of giant magnetostrictive materials is given, covering areas such as sound and vibration sources, vibration control, motional control, material processing, and electromechanical converters. The final chapter offers an up-to-date review of the emerging giant magnetostrictive thin film technologies. The book also contains a market inventory with valuable contact information.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 386 pages
  • 161.8 x 236.7 x 28.4mm | 748.44g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 012238640X
  • 9780122386404

About Goran Engdahl

Goran Engdahl received an M.S. degree in 1974 at Teknikum, Uppsala University, Sweden and a Ph.D. degree in 1981 at Uppsala University in Theory of Electricity. He worked from 1980-1983 at the National Defense Research Institute as the first researcher in the field of electromagnetic wave propagation. Active as a project manager at ABB Corporate Research, during 1983-96, he worked with electrical coupling devices and was responsible for a number of development projects on giant magnetostrictive materials. Dr. Engdahl has more than twenty patents for inventions within electrical engineering and hydraulics. Since 1993, he has been an associate professor in the department of electric power engineering, KTH, Stockholm. Since 1987, he has built up a magnetics group at KTH concerned with the characterization and modeling of magnetic and magnetostrictive materials. The group has made significant contributions to the state-of-the-art in dynamic simulation of magnetostrictive systems comprising hysteresis effects. Prof. Mayergoyz received his Master and Ph.D. degrees in the former Soviet Union where he worked as a senior research scientist in the Institute of Cybernetics of Ukranian Academy of Sciences before his emigration to the United States. On his arrival to the United States in 1980, he became a full professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of University of Maryland, College Park. He served as a consultant for many years for the Research and Development Center of General Electric Company and has been selected as a visiting research fellow of this center. He has published more than 300 scientific papers and patents as well as eight scientific books. He has been recognized by many awards at the University of Maryland and at the Magnetics Society of IEEE. He is a recognized authority in magnetics which is the area of this book.
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Table of contents

Physics of Giant Magnetostriction. Modelling of Giant Magnetostrictive Materials. Magnetostrictive Design. Magnetostrictive Material and Actuator Characterization. Device Application Examples. Giant Magnetostrictive Thin Film Technologies.
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Review quote

"Overall, this book is an excellent resource for those who work with magnetorestriction in materials and applications." --RARE-EARTH INFORMATION CENTER NEWS
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