Flexural piezoelectric transducers with frequency-agility obtained via membrane loads

Chad A. Hebert, George A. Lesieutre

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The natural frequencies and electrochemical coupling coefficients of three-layer (trilaminar) piezoelectric ceramic transducers were altered using membrane loads. Two types of trilaminar flexural transducers were studied: beams and disks. For both transducers, significant changes in natural frequencies as well as increases in coupling coefficients were obtained. Overall, the results demonstrate the feasibility of using membrane loads to improve the frequency agility of flexural piezo transducers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2673-2680
Number of pages8
JournalCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structrures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference and Exhibit - St. Louis, MO, USA
Duration: Apr 12 1999Apr 15 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • General Materials Science
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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