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Modeling piezoelectric material and ultrasound transducers

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Date Issued:
2010
Summary:
We discuss piezoelectric and piezoceramic material as well as ultrasound transducers. We study the analytical methods for calculating the impedance of a simple bar of piezoceramic material and a simple ultrasound transducer, and discuss the methodology behind the numerical technique (Finite Element Method) to model a complex ultrasound transducer. With a simple ultrasound transducer model created in the software program PZex, we find out how the impedance is aected when the scale of the relative permittivity is varied. We then create a working model of a complex ultrasound transducer and learn how impedance is affected by varying the size of the electrode driven and adding a propagation layer. We saw that there was not a direct relationship between varying the relative permittivity and the change in impedance as we expected. We saw that varying the size of the electrode and adding a propagation layer created expected impedances.
Title: Modeling piezoelectric material and ultrasound transducers.
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Name(s): Crimi, Sarah.
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: vii, 45 p. : ill. (some col.)
Language(s): English
Summary: We discuss piezoelectric and piezoceramic material as well as ultrasound transducers. We study the analytical methods for calculating the impedance of a simple bar of piezoceramic material and a simple ultrasound transducer, and discuss the methodology behind the numerical technique (Finite Element Method) to model a complex ultrasound transducer. With a simple ultrasound transducer model created in the software program PZex, we find out how the impedance is aected when the scale of the relative permittivity is varied. We then create a working model of a complex ultrasound transducer and learn how impedance is affected by varying the size of the electrode driven and adding a propagation layer. We saw that there was not a direct relationship between varying the relative permittivity and the change in impedance as we expected. We saw that varying the size of the electrode and adding a propagation layer created expected impedances.
Identifier: 779183833 (oclc), 3334250 (digitool), FADT3334250 (IID), fau:1389 (fedora)
Note(s): by Sarah Crimi.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Honors College, 2010.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2010. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Piezoelectric transducers
Finite element method
Ultrasonic waves
Microelectromechanical systems
Held by: FBoU FAUER
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3334250
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