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Advances in Condensed Matter Physics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 798310, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/798310
Review Article

Modeling of Magnetoelectric Interaction in Magnetostrictive-Piezoelectric Composites

Institute of Electronic and Information Systems, Novgorod State University, 173003 Veliky Novgorod, Russia

Received 12 September 2011; Accepted 22 November 2011

Academic Editor: Shashank Priya

Copyright © 2012 M. I. Bichurin and V. M. Petrov. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The paper dwells on the theoretical modeling of magnetoelectric (ME) effect in layered and bulk composites based on magnetostrictive and piezoelectric materials. Our analysis rests on the simultaneous solution of elastodynamic or elastostatic and electro/magnetostatic equations. The expressions for ME coefficients as the functions of material parameters and volume fractions of components are obtained. Longitudinal, transverse, and in-plane cases are considered. The use of the offered model has allowed to present the ME effect in ferrite cobalt-barium titanate, ferrite cobalt-PZT, ferrite nickel-PZT, and lanthanum strontium manganite-PZT composites adequately.