Chapter 10. Simulation of the Dynamical Behavior of 1-3 Piezocomposite Using Finite Element Method

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Wenwu Cao

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314821.ch10

Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 3

Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 3

How to Cite

Cao, W. (2008) Simulation of the Dynamical Behavior of 1-3 Piezocomposite Using Finite Element Method, in Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 3 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314821.ch10

Author Information

  1. Department of Mathematics and Inter-college Materials Research Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1996

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375426

Online ISBN: 9780470314821

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Keywords:

  • visualized;
  • piezoelectric properties;
  • inhomogeneous;
  • one dimensional;
  • transducer

Summary

The dynamical behavior of a 1–3 type polymer-ceramic piezocomposite1 transducer has been studied using finite element method. The simulation of the surface vibration profile shows excellent agreement with the results of optical interferometer measurements. The non-uniform 3-dimensional stress distribution and the displacement field have been calculated, which provide important information for the design of ultrasonic composite transducers. The transient behavior under impulse driven situation was simulated and effect of ceramic volume content on the displacement uniformity can be directly visualized.