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Editorial Board Members' Collection Series: Magnetic-Responsive Smart Materials and Applications for Sensors and Transducers

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2024 | Viewed by 4334

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, The State University of New York at Korea (SUNY Korea), 119 Songdo Moonhwa-Ro, Yeonsu-Gu, Incheon 21985, Korea
Interests: magnetorheological (MR) fluid; electrorheological (ER) fluid; polymer particles; magnetic particles; vibration control; haptic devices using MR/ER fluids; sensors and actuators using MR/ER fluids
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Dear Colleagues,

Magnetic sensors and transducers have recently attracted interest from both academia and industry due to their increasingly exciting applications including electronic surveillance, electrical engineering, construction monitoring, automobiles, aircraft industries, medicine, informatics and magnetic recording, among others.

The development of magnetic sensors has been a human pursuit for centuries. Recent trends in magnetic sensors have included miniaturization, the improvement of features and finding new operating principles based on fundamental studies of new materials and phenomena.

This Special Issue will focus on the latest developments, research findings, and ideas around highly sensitive magnetic devices and applications, magnetic sensing technology, basic phenomena and fundamental aspects of magnetic materials suitable for magnetic sensors, actuators and applications, as well as on wireless nondestructive control and monitoring, wearable electronics and medicine involving magnetic sensors.

The topics of this Special Issue include, but are not restricted to, the following areas:

  • Novel magnetic materials for sensor and transducer applications and their advanced processing;
  • Fundamentals and physics involving basic effects, theory, and modeling of magnetic sensors;
  • Magnetic measurements and instrumentation, and measurement standards;
  • Smart materials and composites for wireless and nondestructive control including tunable metamaterials;
  • Development of magnetic sensor applications including biomedicine, electronic surveillance, electrical engineering, informatics, magnetic recording, construction monitoring, and automobile and aircraft industries, among others applications.

Prof. Dr. Seung-bok Choi
Prof. Dr. Evangelos Hristoforou
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Keywords

  • magnetic sensors
  • magnetic transducers
  • magnetic materials
  • magnetometers
  • fundamentals and physics of magnetic sensors
  • magnetic measurements and instrumentation
  • measurement standards
  • smart materials and composites
  • nondestructive control
  • tunable metamaterials
  • magnetic sensor applications

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A Feedback Control Sensing System of an Electrorheological Brake to Exert a Constant Pressing Force on an Object
by Tomasz Spotowski, Karol Osowski, Ireneusz Musiałek, Artur Olszak, Andrzej Kęsy, Zbigniew Kęsy and SeungBok Choi
Sensors 2023, 23(15), 6996; https://doi.org/10.3390/s23156996 - 07 Aug 2023
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The paper presents the application of a strain gauge sensor and a viscous brake filled with an electrorheological (ER) fluid, which is a smart material with controlled rheological properties, by an electric field to the fluid domain. For experimental tests, a cylindrical viscous [...] Read more.
The paper presents the application of a strain gauge sensor and a viscous brake filled with an electrorheological (ER) fluid, which is a smart material with controlled rheological properties, by an electric field to the fluid domain. For experimental tests, a cylindrical viscous brake was designed. The tests were carried out on a test stand especially prepared for this purpose and suitable for the examination of the impact of the rotational speed of the input shaft and the value of the electric voltage supplied to the viscous brake on pressing forces, taking into account the ER fluid temperature and brake fluid filling level. On the basis of the experimental research results, a viscous brake control system to exert constant pressing forces with feedback from a strain gauge sensor, based on the programmable logic controller, was designed and implemented. This system, using its own control algorithm, ensured a control pressing force within the assumed range, both during the constant and follow-up control. The measurement results obtained during the tests of the viscous brake designed to exert a force were presented in the form of time courses, showing the changes of the pressing force, the electric voltage applied to the brake and the rotational speed of the brake input shaft. The developed ER fluid brake control system with feedback was tested for constant and follow-up control, taking into account the impact of the working fluid temperature. During the test it was possible to obtain a maximum pressing force equal to 50 N for an electric voltage limited to 2.5 kV. The resultant error was lower than 1 N, wherein the adjustment time after changing the desired value of the force was around 1.5 s. The correct operation of both the brake and the control system, as well as the compatibility of the pressing force value and time adjustment, were determined. The main technical contribution described in this article is the design of a new type of DECPF and a new method for its control with the use of a specifically programmed programmable logic controller which simulates the proportional-integral controllers’ operation. Full article
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Contactless and Vibration-Based Damage Detection in Rectangular Cement Beams Using Magnetoelastic Ribbon Sensors
by Christos I. Tapeinos, Maria D. Kamitsou, Konstantinos G. Dassios, Dimitris Kouzoudis, Aggeliki Christogerou and Georgios Samourgkanidis
Sensors 2023, 23(12), 5453; https://doi.org/10.3390/s23125453 - 09 Jun 2023
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This study investigated the innovative use of magnetoelastic sensors to detect the formation of single cracks in cement beams under bending vibrations. The detection method involved monitoring changes in the bending mode spectrum when a crack was introduced. The sensors, functioning as strain [...] Read more.
This study investigated the innovative use of magnetoelastic sensors to detect the formation of single cracks in cement beams under bending vibrations. The detection method involved monitoring changes in the bending mode spectrum when a crack was introduced. The sensors, functioning as strain sensors, were placed on the beams, and their signals were detected non-invasively using a nearby detection coil. The beams were simply supported, and mechanical impulse excitation was applied. The recorded spectra displayed three distinct peaks representing different bending modes. The sensitivity for crack detection was determined to be a 24% change in the sensing signal for every 1% decrease in beam volume due to the crack. Factors influencing the spectra were investigated, including pre-annealing of the sensors, which improved the detection signal. The choice of beam support material was also explored, revealing that steel yielded better results than wood. Overall, the experiments demonstrated that magnetoelastic sensors enabled the detection of small cracks and provided qualitative information about their location. Full article
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