Class V flextensional transducer: The cymbal

Jindong Zhang, W. Jack Hughes, Philippe Bouchilloux, R. J. Meyer, Kenji Uchino, Robert E. Newnham

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The cymbal is a miniaturized class V flextensional transducer which was developed for potential use as a shallow water sound projector. In underwater tests, the experimental fixture was found to have a pronounced effect on the performance of the transducer through modifications of the mechanical boundary conditions imposed on the device. A less restrictive setup was devised for the underwater test of a cymbal transducer and very good agreement between the calculations and the experimentally measured transmitting voltage response was then obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-393
Number of pages7
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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