Marco A. B. Andrade

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Three-dimensional modeling of piezoelectric devices requires a precise knowledge of piezoelectric material parameters. The commonly used piezoelectric materials belong to the 6mm symmetry class, which have ten independent constants. In this work, a methodology to obtain precise material constants over a wide frequency band through finite element analysis of(More)
Numerical simulations allow modeling piezoelectric devices and ultrasonic transducers. However, the accuracy in the results is limited by the precise knowledge of the elastic, dielectric and piezoelectric properties of the piezoelectric material. To introduce the energy losses, these properties can be represented by complex numbers, where the real part of(More)
Measurements and model calculations have been performed to study the effect of high surface albedo on erythemally effective UV irradiance. A central part of the investigation has been a one week measurement campaign at Salar de Uyuni in the Southern part of the Bolivian Altiplano. The Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt lake of the world, is characterized by(More)
The use of acoustic levitation in the fields of analytical chemistry and in the containerless processing of materials requires a good stability of the levitated particle. However, spontaneous oscillations and rotation of the levitated particle have been reported in literature, which can reduce the applicability of the acoustic levitation technique. Aiming(More)
Separation of cells is a critical process for studying cell properties, disease diagnostics, and therapeutics. Cell sorting by acoustic waves offers a means to separate cells on the basis of their size and physical properties in a label-free, contactless, and biocompatible manner. In this work, we introduce a unique technique, which use a dynamic acoustic(More)
This paper presents a contactless, acoustic technique to manipulate and sort particles of varying size in both liquid and air media. An acoustic standing wave is generated by the superposition of counterpropagating waves emitted by two opposing emitters. The acoustic radiation force traps the smallest particles at the pressure nodes of the acoustic standing(More)
This paper presents the numerical determination of the acoustic radiation force that acts on a sphere in an acoustic levitation device formed by a 25 kHz ultrasonic transducer and a concave reflector. The acoustic radiation force is determined by two numerical models based on the Finite Element Method. In the first model, the acoustic pressure and velocity(More)
The nonlinear behavior of a 20.3 kHz single-axis acoustic levitator formed by a Langevin transducer with a concave radiating surface and a concave reflector is experimentally investigated. In this study, a laser Doppler vibrometer is applied to measure the nonlinear sound field in the air gap between the transducer and the reflector. Additionally, an(More)
The non-destructive testing of complex shape parts is usually performed in immersion. In state of the art phased array equipments an image consists of a set of scan lines where dynamic depth focusing is performed in reception. To achieve the highest resolution and sensitivity, the scan lines should coincide with the path of maximum acoustic field intensity(More)
This paper investigates the dynamic acoustic sorting method from a theoretical perspective. Analytical equations of motion and numerical simulations have been used to optimize parameters for sorting various particle mixtures. The effect of changes in field parameters as frequency or voltage on efficient sorting has been investigated. Experiments have been(More)