1-3 Piezocomposite 3D (Unit Cell)

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Figure 1: Inter-pillar resonance at 2.22 MHz

Model Description

1-3 Piezocomposite unit cell model can be used evaluate the fundamental microstructure of your design. The model is often used to yield metrics such as electrical impedance, thickness and inter-pillar resonances very quickly allowing full exploration of your design.

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Figure 2: Basic Model Schematic

Parametric Variables

The model allows the following design variables to be adjusted to control design of the 1-3 piezocomposite microstructure:

Parametric Variable

Description

Default Value

x_pill_pitch

Pillar pitch along X-axis direction

0.7 mm

z_pill_pitch

Pillar pitch along Z-axis direction

0.7 mm

comp_kerf

Composite kerf

0.2 mm

comp_thick

Composite thickness

1.435 mm

 

Outputs

Here are a list of the types of outputs to expect from this model:

  •  Time Histories (XY Graphs)
    • Drive input signal
    • Voltage and charge on electrodes
    • Y-displacement at the top surface centre of the PZT pillar
  • Mode Shapes (Harmonic Analysis) of base design
    • 1 MHz
    • 2.22 MHz

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Figure 3: Post Processor Outputs

Runtime Statistics

Model size

1274 elements

Solve Time

 7 s (2 CPU)

Core Hours

0.004

Memory Usage

7 MB

Recommended Cloud Node Setting

2 CPU

Simulation Cost

$0.04

 

Files

The following input files are required to run this model:

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