Lamb wave characteristics of thickness-graded piezoelectric IDT

Roy, Mahapatra D. ; Singhal, A. ; Gopalakrishnan, S. (2005) Lamb wave characteristics of thickness-graded piezoelectric IDT Ultrasonics, 43 (9). pp. 736-746. ISSN 0041-624X

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An equivalent single layer model of Lamb wave generation by thickness-graded piezoelectric IDT on host structure is developed. Various additional complexities, such as the coupling between the Lamb wave modes, complicated nature of the electro-mechanical excitation are considered. The model of infinite IDT is extended to deal with the finite IDT with edge discontinuities. The effects of electromechanical coupling and thickness gradation on the wavelength shifts are investigated. The problem of electrically driven instability within the IDT is analyzed. Numerical results are reported by considering Al2O3/PZT IDT as integral part of the host structure, which show that there are significant changes and improvements in the Lamb wave characteristics due to the graded configuration. Most important among these is the reduced dispersiveness of the Lamb wave modes, which is useful in launching a SAW that propagates with narrower pulse width and less attenuation.

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Keywords:IDT; Lamb Wave; FGPM; Dispersion; Stability
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