Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 219–227 | Cite as

Some problems in electrostrictive and magnetostrictive materials

  • Zhen-Bang Kuang


Some of the previous theories in the electrostrictive and magnetostrictive materials and their differences are discussed in this paper. A variational principle in the general thermodynamic sense is given and the governing equations can be derived from this principle. Illustrational examples are given.

Key words

electrostrictive and magnetostrictive materials energy variational principle governing equation electromagnetive ponderomotive force 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Engineering MechanicsShanghai Jiaotong UniversityShanghaiChina

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