Nitinol Cymbal Transducers for Power Ultrasonics Applications

Feeney, A. and Lucas, M. (2013) Nitinol Cymbal Transducers for Power Ultrasonics Applications. In: 9th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics, Cardiff, Wales, 3-5 Sept 2013,

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The effects of shape memory alloy phenomena such as superelasticity and thermal phase change on the dynamic response of a cymbal transducer incorporating two Nitinol end-caps has not been studied into detail. The experimental results, using both vibration response and electrical impedance measurements, demonstrate that the use of Nitinol as the end-cap material for a cymbal transducer can impose significant effects on the vibration response. The understanding of the effect Nitinol has on the vibration response of a cymbal transducer provides future opportunities to design a power ultrasonic cymbal transducer that can operate with two different and selectable vibration behaviours, which is particularly appealing in a range of applications, including ultrasonic cutting devices that are required to penetrate more than one material.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Feeney, Dr Andrew and Lucas, Professor Margaret
Authors: Feeney, A., and Lucas, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Authors
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