Accession Number:

AD0702784

Title:

GENERAL TRANSDUCER ARRAY ANALYSIS

Descriptive Note:

Scientific rept.

Corporate Author:

PARKE MATHEMATICAL LABS INC CARLISLE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

A mathematical model for transducer arrays is developed which is not restricted to fixed velocity distribution transducers. The model is general enough to cover most transducers of interest for sonar applications. Its formulation is also explicit and simple enough to make it readily usable in transducer and array design. It is especially well suited for analyzing the effects of transducer head flexing. The use of the model is illustrated by some discussion of a spherical array of longitudinal vibrator transducers with rectangular heads. Numerical calculations are given here for one transducer in air, and for this case some results related to head flexing are obtained and discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE