Dynamic modeling of thickness-mode piezoelectric transducer using the block diagram approach

Sheng He Wang, Mi Ching Tsai

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This paper aims to provide an alternative method to determine the characteristics of a piezoelectric transducer from measurement. A block diagram approach is proposed to analyze the dynamic characteristics of a thickness-mode piezoelectric transducer at its resonance frequency. Based on the feedback loop framework, the input-output relations of the electromechanical interaction of the transducer are described in terms of linear block diagram models. Furthermore, the closed-loop relations from external force to vibration velocity and electric current from generated voltage are easily found by Mason's rule to characterize the equivalent mechanical admittance and electrical impedance, respectively. An example of a Langevin transducer with 28.15 kHz resonance frequency is illustrated for dynamics analysis. The frequency responses of the piezoelectric transducer, resulting from a force and current input, are respectively measured to identify the system parameters of the feedback model. The experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-624
Number of pages8
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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