Magneto-Mechanical Finite Element Analysis of Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys With Body Force and Body Couple Conference Paper uri icon


  • This work describes the coupling between the magnetostatic and mechanical problems. The aim is to investigate the influence of magnetic body force and magnetic body couple on the equilibrium equations. The magnetic body force and couple are computationally evaluated using finite element analysis over the domain of a magnetic shape memory alloy (MSMA) specimen with rectangular cross-section, subjected to applied magnetic and mechanical boundary conditions. The analysis presented in this paper studies the non uniform distribution of magnetic body force and body couple in the specimen and their impact on the Cauchy stress distribution.

name of conference

  • ASME 2008 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems

published proceedings

  • Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Volume 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Lagoudas, D. C., Kiefer, B., & Haldar, K

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Lagoudas, Dimitris C||Kiefer, Bjoern||Haldar, Krishnendu

publication date

  • January 2008