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Piezoelectric air transducer for active noise control
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Paper Abstract

A new type of piezoelectric air transducer has been developed for active noise control and other air acoustics applications. The transducer is based on the composite panel structure of a bimorph-based double amplifier, that is, two parallel bimorphs or bimorph arrays with a curved cover plate as an active face attached to the top of the bimorphs. The electro- mechanical and electro-acoustic properties of the double amplifier structure and the transducer are investigated in this paper. The displacement of the cover plate of the double amplifier structure can reach millimeter scale with a relatively low driving voltage, which is more than ten times larger than the tip displacement of bimorphs. The sound pressure level (SPL) of the transducer can be larger than 90 dB (near field) in the frequency range from 50 to 1000 Hz and be larger than 80 dB (far field) from 200 Hz to 1000 Hz, with the largest value more than 130 dB (near field). Because of its light weight and panel structure, it has the potential to be used in active noise control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2717, Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239042
Show Author Affiliations
Baomin Xu, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Qi Ming Zhang, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Valery D. Kugel, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Leslie Eric Cross, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2717:
Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Inderjit Chopra, Editor(s)

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