Modeling Temperature Dynamics
of Inductively Heated Shape
Memory Polymers Doped with
Magnetic Nanoparticles
MS Defense
Peter Kay III
Various methods have been considered for heating shape
memory polymers (SMPs) when noncontact heating is
required, including inductive heating. However, nonlinear
thermal dynamics and hysteresis present significant challenges
in modeling the dynamics. The purpose of this research is to
develop a model for inductively heated polymers doped with
magnetic nanoparticles. The proposed model is based on
hysteresis power loss of magnetic nanoparticles, temperature
dependency of spontaneous magnetization, and the
thermodynamic system of doped SMPs. We discuss wellposedness of the time discretized model, identification of
parameters for hysteresis operators and temperature versus
magnetization, subsequence numerical results, and a
comparison of numerical results with experimental data in
existing literature.
Department of
April 18th, 2013
4:00 p.m.
204 Morgan Hall
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