Proof of principle of a rotating actuator based on magnetostrictive material with simultaneous vibration amplitude
Magnetostrictive materials are a group of smart materials with comparable properties to piezoelectric materials regarding strain and operating frequency. In contrast, the Curie temperature is much higher and the principle effect allows different actuator designs. Especially in the case of rotating actuators in ultrasonic assisted machining, a high potential is seen for a simplified energy transmission. In the study, a test stand for a rotating actuator with simultaneous vibration in longitudinal direction was designed to show the proof of principle for this idea. It was shown that the current inducing the magnetic field as well as its frequency influence the amplitude of the rotating actuator. This is a first step to developing a rotating actuator for ultrasonic machining.