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Piezoacoustic Transducer

Application ID: 1477

A piezoelectric transducer can be used either to transform an electric current to an acoustic pressure field or, the opposite, to produce an electric current from an acoustic field. These devices are generally useful for applications that require the generation of sound in air and liquids. Examples of such applications include phased array microphones, ultrasound equipment, inkjet droplet actuators, drug discovery, sonar transducers, bioimaging, and acousto-biotherapeutics.

This example shows how to couple piezoelectric vibrations in a transducer to an acoustics pressure wave in a fluid such as air or water. The physics that are coupled and solved are piezoelectric stress-strain, an electric field, and pressure acoustics in a fluid.

This application was built using the following:

Acoustics Module Structural Mechanics Module

The combination of COMSOL® products required to model your application depends on the physics interfaces that define it. Particular physics interfaces may be common to several products (see the Specification Chart for more details). To determine the right combination of products for your project, you should evaluate all of your needs in light of each product's capabilities, consultation with the COMSOL Sales and Support teams, and the use of an evaluation license.