Special Issue "New Design and Applications for Magnetoelastic Actuators"

A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Carmine Stefano Clemente
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Guest Editor
Department of Energy, Systems, Territory and Construction Engineering, University of Pisa, 56122 Pisa, Italy
Interests: energy harvesting; magnetostriction; magnetism; smart materials; magnetic sensors; magnetic actuators; magnetostrictive materials; piezoelectric materials; wireless sensor network
Dr. Daniele Davino
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Guest Editor
Department of Engineering, University of Sannio, 82100 Benevento, Italy
Interests: electromagnetism; smart materials and devices; magnetostriction; smart composites; energy harvesting; hysteresis modeling
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Actuators based on smart materials represent an important and wide research area. Indeed, they are capable of “connecting” different physics by expanding the horizons of technology and industry.

Among the smart materials applications, magnetostrictive actuators play an important role. Their applications are potentially wider than those of traditional actuators because of the higher energy density and intrinsic robustness. Indeed, they hardly suffer from wear over time.

Magnetoelastic actuators are used for micropositioning, motors, active vibration control, fuel injectors, micropumps, acoustic applications, etc. Their capability to be miniaturized and to show strong mechanical properties allows them to potentially be used in several high-tech areas, such as:

  • biomedical,
  • MEMS,
  • automotive,
  • precision mechanics,
  • precision surgery,
  • aerospace,
  • nondestructive testing (NDE) for SHM of infrastructure or buildings,
  • self-sensing.

Such components are suitably designed and realized through a careful analysis on physical ground, taking into account the material’s characteristics, hysteresis, nonlinear behaviors, and the coupled phenomena taking place in the modeled system (i.e., electromagnetic coupled to thermal or mechanical phenomena, etc.). Moreover, to improve the spread of such applications in the industrial field, hardware and software control chains are still under investigation and being tested.

Furthermore, in recent years, the magnetoelectric effect, obtained by coupling magnetostrictive and piezoelectric materials, has started to be exploited for actuation. Indeed, such kinds of composite devices attempt to “drain” the advantages of both piezo- and magnetostrictive material and then obtain better overall performances.

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews on the properties, modeling, design, optimizations, and characterizations about magnetostrictive and magnetoelectric actuation are all welcome.

Dr. Carmine Stefano Clemente
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daniele Davino
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • actuation
  • smart materials
  • magnetostriction
  • magnetoelectrics
  • multiphysics modeling
  • composite materials
  • multiferroic
  • self-sensing

Published Papers

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