Computational analysis on cymbal transducer

Uzgur A., Dogan A., Suvaci E., Newnham R.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING COMMUNICATIONS, vol.190, no.5-8, pp.853-860, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 190 Issue: 5-8
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00986440302097
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.853-860
  • Keywords: composite cymbal transducer, finite element modeling, piezoelectric ceramic, composite
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


Finite Element Analysis in collaboration with experimental studies was conducted to investigate the effects of dimensional parameters on the performance of the cymbal transducer. ANSYS 5.5 FEM code was used for computational analysis. Cymbal transducers were fabricated with steel and brass endcap materials and piezoelectric ceramic, PZT-5A, as driving elements. Admittance spectrum was measured by using HP4194A Impedance/Gain phase analyzer. Displacement and generative force characteristics of the transducers were tested by using a LVDT sensor. Experimental and calculated results matched quite well. Device diameter and cavity diameter has strong effect on cymbal transducer characteristic. Adjusting the dimensional parameters can extend potential application areas of cymbal transducer.