|Author||: K. Uchino|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Inc. Chapters|
|Release Date||: 27 November 2012|
|Pages||: 400 pages|
|Rating||: /5 ( users)|
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The finite element method and its application to smart transducer systems are introduced in this chapter. The fundamentals of finite element analysis are introduced first. Then, the section ‘Defining the equations for the problem’ treats how to integrate the piezoelectric constitutive equations, and ‘Application of the finite element method’ describes the meshing. The last section ‘FEM simulation examples’ introduces six cases; multilayer actuator, Π-type linear ultrasonic motor, windmill ultrasonic motor, metal tube ultrasonic motor, piezoelectric transformer, and ‘cymbal’ underwater transducer, which includes most of the basic capabilities of ATILA FEM code.