To understand the role played by the complex microstructural arrangements in a giant magnetostrictive material, we developed a micromagnetic theory where equilibria are described by the oscillatory statistics of approximating or minimizing sequences of a variational principle. Predictions based on the theory may be used to seek optimal microstructures and to offer specific recommendation for improvement of actuator and sensor materials.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||ZAMM Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 2|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1996|