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Closed Access item A procedure for the efficient selection of piezoelectric ceramics constituting high-power ultrasonic transducers

Authors:Chacón, David
Rodríguez Corral, Germán
Gaete Garretón, Luis
Riera, Enrique
Gallego Juárez, Juan Antonio
Keywords:Ultrasound, Power transducers, Finite element modelling, Piezoelectric ceramics
Issue Date:2006
Publisher:Elsevier
Citation:Ultrasonics 44 : e517-e521 (2006)
Abstract:The most characteristic narrow-band transducer structure for high-power ultrasonic applications is the well known piezoelectric sandwich which is reminiscent of the Langevin transducer. Such structure is generally used jointly with other components in the construction of industrial high-power transducers. One of the main objectives in the design and construction of such high-power transducers is to minimize energy losses. To that purpose the selection of the piezoelectric ceramic rings forming the sandwich requires clear and specific criteria. This paper deals with a numerical and experimental procedure for the accurate selection of the piezoelectric rings constituting high-power transducers, based on the analysis of the mechanical Q, the frequency and the resonance curve. The procedure was experimentally checked by constructing and characterizing several transducer structures.
Description:5 páginas, 5 figuras, 1 tabla
Publisher version (URL):http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ultras.2006.05.117
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10261/60511
ISSN:0041-624X
E-ISSNmetadata.dc.identifier.doi = DOI:1874-9968
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