By DE Editors
Morgan Technical Ceramics’ ElectroCeramics business has added finite element analysis (FEA) capability for piezoelectric assemblies and transducers. The goal is to use FEA to better visualize, quantify and optimize the performance of piezoelectric transducer concepts before proceeding to physical prototypes. MTC’s Abaqus-based multiphysics FEA and MECTrans design software has been customized and tailored for acoustic and electro-mechanical applications.
Prototyping of each concept that has been developed is encouraged to validate performance. Characterization capabilities include the following: acoustic scanning tank, contact and non-contact displacement, low field and high field electrical characterization, electrical power analysis, acoustic power determination and determination of speed of sound. All of these techniques may be used in combination to provide performance information critical to each application.
MTC has successfully modeled and developed external contact medical transducers, implantable and minimally invasive medical transducers, aerospace level sensors, automotive, industrial optical positioning, beam forming and undersea transducers for oceanographic use.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.