Modelling ultrasonic transducer performance: one dimensional models

S. Cochran, C. E. M. Demore, C. R. P. Courtney

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    One-dimensional models of piezoelectric transducers allow the rapid prediction of performance as well as assisting an understanding of transducer behaviour. This chapter initially describes the basis of transducer behaviour using wave equations. A description of Mason’s model follows, and the KLM equivalent circuit and the linear systems model are also presented. Illustrative results are provided, with comparisons with results from finite element modelling, to demonstrate the capabilities and limitations of the one-dimensional approach to modelling.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUltrasonic transducers
    Subtitle of host publicationmaterials and design for sensors, actuators and medical applications
    EditorsK. Nakamura
    Place of PublicationCambridge
    PublisherWoodhead Publishing Limited
    Number of pages33
    ISBN (Electronic)9780857096302
    ISBN (Print)9781845699895
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Publication series

    NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials
    PublisherWoodhead Publishing


    • Electronic and Optical Materials
    • Materials
    • Materials and Engineering


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