Antonio Iula

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Modeling of capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (cMUTs) is based on a two-port network with an electrical and a mechanical side. To obtain a distributed model, a solution of the differential equation of motion of the diaphragm for each element of the transducer has to be found. Previous works omit the mechanical load of the cavity behind the(More)
In this paper an approximated 3-D model of cylinder shaped piezoceramics is described. In the hypothesis of axial symmetry, the element vibration in the extensional and radial directions is described by two coupled differential wave equations. The model is obtained choosing, as solution of these equations, two orthogonal wave functions, each depending only(More)
In this paper we report the design, fabrication process, and characterization of a 64-elements capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (cMUT), 3 MHz center frequency, 100% fractional bandwidth. Using this transducer, we developed a linear probe for application in medical echographic imaging. The probe was fully characterized and tested with a(More)
In the present work, a traveling wave ultrasonic motor (TWUSM) is proposed. It is composed of an annular-shaped stator and two cone-shaped rotors that are pressed in contact to the borders of the inner surface of the stator. A rotating traveling wave has been generated in the stator by using as vibration generators two bolted Langevin transducers (BLT)(More)
In this work, numerical simulations and experimental measurements carried out on a high-power ultrasonic motor are presented. The proposed motor is composed of an annular shaped stator and two cone-shaped rotors. The rotors are pressed into contact with the edges of the inner surface of the stator by means of a pre-stress system. A traveling rotating wave(More)
This paper describes a new implementation of a disk-type piezoelectric motor, whose stator is a commercial available piezomembrane composed of a nickel alloy disk to which a piezoceramic disk is bonded. The two disks are concentric, and the total thickness is very small. Ultrasonic motors are based on the concept of driving a rotor by mechanical vibration(More)
  • Antonio Iula
  • 2009
In this work, a multifrequency flexural ultrasonic actuator is proposed, designed, and experimentally characterized. The actuator is composed of a Langevin transducer and of a displacement amplifier. The displacement amplifier is able to transform the almost flat axial displacement provided by the Langevin transducer at its back end into a flexural(More)
The vibrational behaviour of the Langevin transducer is usually analysed using 1D Mason model which is valid when the lateral dimensions of the transducer are smaller than a quarter wavelength at the fundamental longitudinal resonance. In this work a 3D finite element analysis of the Langevin transducer's behaviour operating in the underwater sonar range of(More)
Capacitive microfabricated ultrasonic transducers (cMUTs) are the newest and potentially the most promising devices to convert electrical into acoustic signals and vice-versa. These devices are based on the capacitance modulation of a microcondenser which is obtained by microfabrication onto a silicon substrate. The aim of this paper is to describe a PSpice(More)
The current standard used for the characterization of ultrasonic transducers is the hydrophonic technique, which is able to measure the acoustic pressure profile. This technique allows a quantitative analysis, but is marred by several problems. A scan of the region of interest is a time-consuming operation, especially when measuring a long acoustic beam.(More)