Improving the thermal stability of 1-3 piezoelectric composite transducers manufactured using thermally conductive polymeric fillers

A.C.S. Parr, R.L. O'Leary, G. Hayward, G. Smillie

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Abstract

With a view to improving the thermal stability of ultrasonic transducers prepared using 1-3 piezoelectric composites, the use of front face layers manufactured from thermally insulating and partially thermally conductive polymeric materials has been investigated. Experimentally, heat dissipation was investigated, in air and in water, using different transducer configurations and the advantage of including a front face layer manufactured from thermally conductive polymeric material is demonstrated. The PZFlex finite element modelling package was utilised to assess the thermal diffusivity of each polymer in the different transducer configurations and was found to compare well with experiment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2003 IEEE Ultrasonics symposium proceedings
EditorsD.E. Yuhas, S.C. Schneider
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherIEEE
Pages362-365
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003
EventIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium 2003 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 5 Oct 20038 Oct 2003

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium 2003
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period5/10/038/10/03

Keywords

  • improving
  • thermal stability
  • 1-3 piezoelectric
  • composite transducers
  • thermally conductive
  • polymeric fillers

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Parr, A. C. S., O'Leary, R. L., Hayward, G., & Smillie, G. (2003). Improving the thermal stability of 1-3 piezoelectric composite transducers manufactured using thermally conductive polymeric fillers. In D. E. Yuhas, & S. C. Schneider (Eds.), 2003 IEEE Ultrasonics symposium proceedings (pp. 362-365). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ULTSYM.2003.1293423