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Handbook of Giant Magnetostrictive Materials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122386404, 9780080533605

Handbook of Giant Magnetostrictive Materials

1st Edition

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Editor: Göran Engdahl
Series Editor: Isaak Mayergoyz
Hardcover ISBN: 9780122386404
eBook ISBN: 9780080533605
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 11th October 1999
Page Count: 386
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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.


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.

Key Features

  • Offers all necessary information for the reader to decide on the applicability of giant magnetostrictive material in a construction
  • Allows readers to create their own computational design tools based on the model algorithms given in the book; specific programs are also proposed
  • Gives the reader numerous pieces of advice and hints regarding the further details of construction design, pre-and detail engineering
  • Provides the reader with information necessary to perform the needed experimental evaluation of materials and actuators in specific applications
  • Guides the reader through current and potential areas of successful applications of giant magnetostrive materials
  • Supplies the reader with the necessary contact information to act in the field of giant magnetostrictive materials applications


Materials scientists, electrical engineers, and mechanical engineers.


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"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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About the Editor

Göran Engdahl

Göran 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

About the Series Editor

Isaak Mayergoyz

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Maryland, ECE Department, College Park, USA