A model of magnetostrictive strain for polymer-bonded Terfenol-D composite is presented, which is composed of a submodel for the average strain of Terfenol-D composite and a magnetostriction submodel for Terfenol-D particles. Simulated results show that the saturation magnetostriction ¸λs is very closely with experimental results, although there exists some difference between the calculated and the experimental results under low applied magnetic field. The saturation magnetostriction of the composites increases with the particle fraction (vI=72.5～90 vol. pct) in the simulated and experimental results, but the simulation result is not ideal when the particle fraction is higher than 85%.
Polymer-bonded Terfenol-D composite