Class V flextensional transducer: The cymbal

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Abstract

The cymbal is a miniaturized class V flextensional transducer which was developed for potential use as a shallow water sound projector. In underwater tests, the experimental fixture was found to have a pronounced effect on the performance of the transducer through modifications of the mechanical boundary conditions imposed on the device. A less restrictive setup was devised for the underwater test of a cymbal transducer and very good agreement between the calculations and the experimentally measured transmitting voltage response was then obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-393
Number of pages7
JournalUltrasonics
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1999

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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Zhang, J., Hughes, W. J., Bouchilloux, P., Meyer, R. J., Uchino, K., & Newnham, R. E. (1999). Class V flextensional transducer: The cymbal. Ultrasonics, 37(6), 387-393. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0041-624X(99)00021-9