Accession Number : ADA302395

Title :   Some Strip Contributions to Transducer Design and Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB ORLANDO FL UNDERWATER SOUND REFERENCE DETACHMENT

Personal Author(s) : Carson, David L. ; Walden, Alan K.

PDF Url : ADA302395

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 196

Abstract : Transducer Reliability Improvement Program. such as the Simplified Guidance Mode for k sub 33 mode transducer elements. The model's usefulness in understanding and explaining certain transducer design techniques for a 33-node projector element and array is discussed. The model Is augmented and applied such that it may be used 1) as en educational tool to help inexperienced transducer design engineers acquire some subject knowledge. skills and insight; and 2) to illustrate some pertinent design and analysis side. Section 2 establishes a basis for developing these design and analysis tools by providing one illustration of a systematic General Design Approach. In Section 3 one aspect of this approach is further clarified with a specific example. Section 4 considers the design options available to the engineer when all of the transducer design parameters except the ceramic stack assembly and the fiberglass tuning ring are fixed. In Section 5, the model Is augmented to include the entire transducer and applied to derive and illustrate certain design side. Appendix A contains many derivations used in the main text. Appendix B presents computer program predictions for selected examples in Section 5.

Descriptors :   *SONAR TRANSDUCERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, FIBERGLASS, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, PARAMETERS, CERAMIC MATERIALS, RELIABILITY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, TUNING, ASSEMBLY, RINGS, STACKING, PIEZOELECTRIC TRANSDUCERS.

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE