Location

Snowmass Village, CO

Start Date

1-1-1995 12:00 AM

Description

The performance analysis of piezoelectric crystals or ceramic elements as employed in ultrasonic transducers is typically carried out by electric equivalent circuit models such as KLM [4] or, more recently, by numerical analysis techniques [5]. Piezoelectric finite element formulations, which allow for flexible domain discretization, have emerged as powerful simulation tools for complex sensor configurations. Unfortunately, verification of these numerical programs by analytical theories is difficult, even for the simple one-dimensional single crystal resonator. Indeed, there is a particular need for a transient transducer model since practical NDE requirements often dictate a time domain treatment of the ultrasonic probe response driven by an applied voltage.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

14A

Chapter

Chapter 4: Transducers, Sensors, and Process Control

Section

Ultrasonic Transducers

Pages

975-981

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-1987-4_123

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Analytical Solution to a Voltage Driven Piezoelectric Element

Snowmass Village, CO

The performance analysis of piezoelectric crystals or ceramic elements as employed in ultrasonic transducers is typically carried out by electric equivalent circuit models such as KLM [4] or, more recently, by numerical analysis techniques [5]. Piezoelectric finite element formulations, which allow for flexible domain discretization, have emerged as powerful simulation tools for complex sensor configurations. Unfortunately, verification of these numerical programs by analytical theories is difficult, even for the simple one-dimensional single crystal resonator. Indeed, there is a particular need for a transient transducer model since practical NDE requirements often dictate a time domain treatment of the ultrasonic probe response driven by an applied voltage.