Understanding and Improving Magnetostrictive Filler/Polymer Composites
The project focuses on the development of a novel group of polymer-based nanocomposites incorporating magnetostrictive fibers or particles for sensing, energy harvesting, and bone conduction applications. Multi-functional coatings and composites of magnetostrictive elements will be designed and fabricated. This project is also an international collaboration between University of Padova, Italy, and Tohoku University, Japan. During the project, mixed-mode fracture test and finite element analysis on cracked magnetostrictive materials will be carried out.