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Modelling Approach to Describe the Actuation Behavior of Magnetoactive Elastomers

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Dominik Uhlenbusch, Jürgen Maas

Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, Lemgo, Germany

Paper No. SMASIS2015-8951, pp. V001T02A006; 9 pages
  • ASME 2015 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems
  • Volume 1: Development and Characterization of Multifunctional Materials; Mechanics and Behavior of Active Materials; Modeling, Simulation and Control of Adaptive Systems
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, September 21–23, 2015
  • Conference Sponsors: Aerospace Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5729-8
  • Copyright © 2015 by ASME


Magnetoactive elastomers (MAEs) are composites made of an elastomeric matrix and a magnetizable filler material. The combination of their properties enables a MAE to undergo a change of its rheological respective damping behavior. Furthermore, it is expected that such a magnetic field can lead to an actuation of a MAE. This actuation causes actuation forces perceptible on the surfaces of MAEs. For the investigation of the induced actuation forces different MAE-probes are characterized in a first step. The resulting forces of these MAE-probes are measured by generating a variable external magnetic field in a suitable test setup. Subsequently, a finite element analysis (FEA) is carried out to investigate the behavior from a theoretical point of view by introducing an appropriate continuum mechanical model approach based on the Kelvin force. Therefore, a coupling of magnetism and structural-mechanics domain is developed and implemented using the FEA-tool Comsol Multiphyisics. Finally, the experimental and numerical results of the actuation forces are compared showing a good accordance.

Copyright © 2015 by ASME
Topics: Elastomers , Modeling



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