A Miniaturized Class IV Flextensional Ultrasonic Transducer

Feeney, A. , Tweedie, A., Mathieson, A. and Lucas, M. (2015) A Miniaturized Class IV Flextensional Ultrasonic Transducer. In: 44th UIA Symposium, Washington DC, USA, 20-22 Apr 2015, pp. 10-15. (doi: 10.1016/j.phpro.2016.12.003)

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The class V transducer has found popularity in a diverse range of applications such as surgical and underwater projection systems, where high vibration amplitude for relatively low piezoceramic volume is generated. The class IV transducer offers the potential to attain even higher performance per volume than the class V. In this research, a miniaturized class IV power ultrasonic flextensional transducer is proposed. Simulations were performed using PZFlex finite element analysis, and electrical impedance analysis and experimental modal analysis were conducted for validation, where a high correlation between simulation and experiment has been demonstrated.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Feeney, Dr Andrew and Lucas, Professor Margaret and Mathieson, Dr Andrew
Authors: Feeney, A., Tweedie, A., Mathieson, A., and Lucas, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in Physics Procedia 87: 10-15
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License
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