Archives of Acoustics, 45, 3, pp. 433–444, 2020

Theoretical Analysis and Experimental Verification of Top Orthogonal to Bottom Arrays of Conducting Strips on Piezoelectric Slab

Institute of Fundamental Technological Research

Institute of Fundamental Technological Research

Institute of Fundamental Technological Research

The purpose of this work is to present a theoretical analysis of top orthogonal to bottom arrays of conducting electrodes of infinitesimal thickness (conducting strips) residing on the opposite surfaces of piezoelectric slab. The components of electric field are expanded into double periodic Bloch series with corresponding amplitudes represented by Legendre polynomials, in the proposed semi-analytical model of the considered two-dimensional (2D) array of strips. The boundary and edge conditions are satisfied directly by field representation, as a result. The method results in a small system of linear equations for unknown expansion coefficients to be solved numerically. A simple numerical example is given to illustrate the method. Also a test transducer was designed and a pilot experiment was carried out to illustrate the acoustic-wave generating capabilities of the proposed arrangement of top orthogonal to bottom arrays of conducting strips.
Keywords: boundary value problem; Fourier series; Bloch series; partial differential equations; piezoelectric transducer
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DOI: 10.24425/aoa.2020.134059