Particle Interactions in Magneto‐Active Elastomers: Experiments and Simulations

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleContributed


In this contribution, particle-matrix interactions in magneto-active elastomers are analyzed with regard to the resulting mechanical deformations. By comparing experimental observations with the results of finite element simulations, a fully coupled continuum model for magneto-active elastomers is validated with the help of real data. The model under consideration permits the investigation of magneto-active elastomers with arbitrary particle distances, shapes and volume fractions as well as magnetic and mechanical properties of the individual constituents. Our results show a very good agreement of experiments and numerical simulations - the deformation behavior of the system under consideration is captured by the model qualitatively as well as quantitatively.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e202000277
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings in applied mathematics and mechanics : PAMM
Volume20 (2020)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0003-2645-6770/work/142235683
ORCID /0000-0003-3358-1545/work/142237177



  • finite element simulation, magneto-active elastomers, magneto-mechanics