Design, development and characterization of a mid-frequency (35 khz) tonpilz transducer array from 0.675PMN-0.325PT piezoceramics

Authors

  • Merve Nur ÇİFTÇİ Dept. of Materials Sci. & Eng., Gebze Technical University, 41400 Kocaeli, Turkey.
  • Berk DEĞİRMENCİ Dept. of Materials Sci. & Eng., Gebze Technical University, 41400 Kocaeli, Turkey.
  • Irem BÖBREK Dept. of Materials Sci. & Eng., Gebze Technical University, 41400 Kocaeli, Turkey.
  • Sedat ALKOY Dept. of Materials Sci. & Eng., Gebze Technical University, 41400 Kocaeli, Turkey.
  • Aykut AYKAÇ Dept. of Materials Sci. & Eng., Gebze Technical University, 41400 Kocaeli, Turkey.
  • Muhammet BOZ Dept. of Materials Sci. & Eng., Gebze Technical University, 41400 Kocaeli, Turkey.
  • Ayşe BERKSOY-YAVUZ Dept. of Metallurgical & Materials Eng., Gedik University, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Ezgi YALCIN Dept. of Metallurgical & Materials Eng., Gedik University, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Namik K. GOZUACIK Dept. of Metallurgical & Materials Eng., Gedik University, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Ebru MENŞUR Dept. of Materials Sci. & Eng., Gebze Technical University, 41400 Kocaeli, Turkey.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55713/jmmm.v32i1.1249

Keywords:

Tonpilz transducer, Piezoelectricity, PMN-PT, FEA

Abstract

A mid-frequency tonpilz transducer array was designed and analyzed by finite element method using commercial ATILA code and constructed using piezoceramic rings with lead magnesium niobate (PMN)-lead titanate (PT) composition. The morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) 0.675Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-0.325PbTiO3 composition was chosen to obtain higher performance from the transducer due to the superior dielectric and electromechanical properties of the MPB compositions. A pure perovskite phase was obtained from the ceramics. Piezoelectric charge coefficient (d33) was measured as 435 pC×N-1. Single tonpilz element and an array consisting of 7-unit array were constructed and later potted in polyurethane for underwater measurements. A second array was also constructed for comparison from commercial hard Pb(Zr,Ti)O3-PZT ceramics. The longitudinal piston mode vibration frequency of the tonpilz transducer was measured around 33 kHz in air and around 35 kHz in water. The PMN-PT based array was found to have a comparable transmit performance and a superior receive performance compared to PZT.

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2022-03-29

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M. N. . ÇİFTÇİ, “Design, development and characterization of a mid-frequency (35 khz) tonpilz transducer array from 0.675PMN-0.325PT piezoceramics”, J Met Mater Miner, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 144–149, Mar. 2022.

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