Journal of magnetism and magnetic materials vol:226 pages:1226-1228
A strong coupling between the magnetic and the mechanical finite element model is presented. The two coupling terms represent magnetic forces and magnetostriction, respectively, The coupled system is solved using a fixed point iteration (successive substitution) with relaxation. The influence of physical parameters (low or high magnetostriction) and numerical parameters (seating factors) on the convergence is investigated. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science BY. All rights reserved.