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Lamb wave suppression in periodic 1-3 piezoelectric composite transducers

Robertson, D.C. and Hayward, G. and Gachagan, A. (2002) Lamb wave suppression in periodic 1-3 piezoelectric composite transducers. In: IEEE International Ultrasonic Symposium, 2002-10-08 - 2002-10-11.

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Abstract

This paper investigates suppression of Lamb waves in piezoelectric composite transducers by matching their frequency to the even harmonics of the device thickness mode. This was done by a combination of experimental measurement on a number of transducers along with simulations using the finite element code PzFlex. Both 2-2 and 1-3 composites made from the single crystal materials pzn-4.5%pt and pzn-8%pt were investigated along with composites made from pzt5h ceramic. The theory is supported by means of experimental impedance analysis and laser scanning of surface displacement, with good agreement demonstrated.