Bending tests and magneto-elastic analysis of ferritic stainless steel plate in a magnetic field

Katsumi Horiguchi, Yasuhide Shindo

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Experimental evidence and theoretical analysis are presented for the bending of a soft ferromagnetic beam plate in a magnetic field. The experiments were conducted in the bore of a superconducting magnet at room temperature. Ferritic stainless steel SUS 430 is here used as the cantilever specimen for bending test. The experiments show the predicted increase in the deflection and strain with increasing magnetic field. The theoretical analysis is based on a classical plate bending theory for magneto-elastic interactions in a soft ferromagnetic material. Numerical calculations are carried out, and the deflection and strain are obtained for several values of magnetic field and geometrical parameter. A comparison of the deflectioh and strain is made between theory and experiment and the agreement is good for the magnetic field considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1296-1301
Number of pages6
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A
Issue number621
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Bending
  • Classical thin plate theory
  • Elasticity
  • Magnetic field
  • Magnetic fusion reactor
  • Magneto-elastic interaction
  • Material testing
  • Soft ferromagnetic material

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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