Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 197–205 | Cite as

Analyses on nonlinear coupling of magneto-thermo-elasticity of ferromagnetic thin shell—II: Finite element modeling and application

  • Xingzhe Wang
  • Xiaojing Zheng


Based on the generalized variational principle of magneto-thermo-elasticity of a ferromagnetic thin shell established (see, Analyses on nonlinear coupling of magneto-thermo-elasticity of ferromagnetic thin shell—I), the present paper developed a finite element modeling for the mechanical-magneto-thermal multi-field coupling of a ferromagnetic thin shell. The numerical modeling composes of finite element equations for three sub-systems of magnetic, thermal and deformation fields, as well as iterative methods for nonlinearities of the geometrical large-deflection and the multi-field coupling of the ferromagnetic shell. As examples, the numerical simulations on magneto-elastic behaviors of a ferromagnetic cylindrical shell in an applied magnetic field, and magneto-thermo-elastic behaviors of the shell in applied magnetic and thermal fields are carried out. The results are in good agreement with the experimental ones.

Key words

ferromagnetic thin shell magneto-thermo-elasticity nonlinear coupling finite element method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Mechanics on Western Disasters and Environment, Ministry of Education of China, College of Civil Engineering and MechanicsLanzhou UniversityLanzhouChina

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