[1] S. Conti, M. Lenz, and M. Rumpf. Modeling and simulation of large microstructured particles in magnetic-shape-memory. Advanced Engineering Materials, 14(8):582-588, 2012.
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We study composite materials in which single-crystalline magnetic shape-memory particles are embedded in a polymer matrix, in the limit of particles much larger than the typical domain size. We first derive an effective macroscopic model, using the mathematical theory of relaxation, and then solve it numerically for practically relevant parameters, and compare with experimental results.