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Special Issue "Magnetostrictive Composite Materials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Composites".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Professor Fumio Narita

Department of Materials Processing, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
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Interests: Multi-scale mechanics and multi-physics; Simulation and experiment; Electromagnetic composite materials; Strength and function; Smart materials and structures

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The interest in magnetostrictive composite materials has steadily increased in recent years. The reason for this success is that the new generation of composite material systems show special functionalities: Sensing, actuation, structural health monitoring, vibration control, energy harvesting. Magnetostrictive composite materials, including electromagnetic (ME) composites and magneto-sensitive elastomers, are used in the realization of smart materials and structures. The constitutive behavior of these composite materials couples their mechanical response with other physical fields. In magnetostrictive materials, the magnetic behavior is coupled with the mechanical one due to the direct magnetostrictive effect and inverse (Villari) effect.

The integration of magnetostrictive (active) materials into the traditional (passive) ones is a key aspect in the material and structural behavior, and this integration can occur at different scales and in different ways. At the micromechanical level, particles, fibers, and thin films of magnetostrictive materials can be arranged irregularly or regularly in passive ones. At a macroscopic level, the arrangement of active and passive parts can assume the shape of a bar, plate or shell. These give an idea of the motivations that drive the research effort in modelling and simulation, fabrication and characterization, reliability and durability of the magnetostrictive composite materials, and the reason why this is a very challenging open research field.

This Special Issue covers a very wide and varied range of subject areas that fall under its title-theme, and all aspects (theoretical, computational, experimental studies and/or industrial applications) of magnetostrictive composite materials from state-of-the-art fundamental research to applied research and applications in emerging technologies.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Prof. Dr. Fumio Narita
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Multi-scale mechanics and multi-physics
  • Simulation and experiment
  • Electromagnetic composite materials
  • Strength and function
  • Smart materials and structures

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