Design and Performance of a Metal-Shielded Piezoelectric Sensor
AbstractIn certain circumstances when acoustic measurements are required in the presence of explosive atmospheres the sensor must be placed inside a Faraday Cage. Piezoelectric active materials are suitable for this purpose as they do not need an electrical power supply, although the metal shielding can considerably reduce sensor sensitivity, which is already low at the acoustic frequency range (<20 kHz). This paper describes a metal-shielded piezoelectric sensor designed to work in the range of frequencies between 1 and 2 kHz and in these environmental conditions. The main idea was to add a thin material layer to the front face of the piezoelectric ceramic in order to force the system to vibrate in flexure mode at low frequencies. The resonant frequency and sensitivity of the system was studied as a function of the radius, thickness, and material of the thin layer. The study includes a comparison of theoretical model, FEM simulation, and real data measured using three aluminum and three steel prototypes of different sizes. View Full-Text
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Sáenz de Inestrillas, Á.; Camarena, F.; Bou Cabo, M.; Barreiro, J.M.; Reig, A. Design and Performance of a Metal-Shielded Piezoelectric Sensor. Sensors 2017, 17, 1284.
Sáenz de Inestrillas Á, Camarena F, Bou Cabo M, Barreiro JM, Reig A. Design and Performance of a Metal-Shielded Piezoelectric Sensor. Sensors. 2017; 17(6):1284.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sáenz de Inestrillas, Álvaro; Camarena, Francisco; Bou Cabo, Manuel; Barreiro, Julián M.; Reig, Antonio. 2017. "Design and Performance of a Metal-Shielded Piezoelectric Sensor." Sensors 17, no. 6: 1284.
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