Existence of energy minimizers for magnetostrictive materials

Piotr Rybka, Mitchell Luskin

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The existence of a deformation and magnetization minimizing the magnetostrictive free energy is given. Mathematical challenges are presented by a free energy that includes elastic contributions defined in the reference configuration and magnetic contributions defined in the spatial frame. The one-to-one a.e. and orientation-preserving property of the deformation is demonstrated, and the satisfaction of the nonconvex saturation constraint for the magnetization is proven.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2004-2019
Number of pages16
JournalSIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2005


  • Calculus of variations
  • Magnetostriction
  • Micromagnetics


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