Wednesday, October 31, 1984 12:00 p.m.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
The typical means of modeling a transducer is to represent its behavior using discrete lumped elements. In such a model the transducer exists at a point in space and thus the distributed nature of the transducer is neglected. We have developed generic models for transducers with finite spatial extent. In one of these models the transducer is viewed as a continuum of locally-reacting, connected two-ports. In the other model, the transducer is represented by a transmission line which has been augmented to include energy exchange with the environment. In both models the physical properties of the transducer may vary with location. This amplitude shading may be used to produce desirable response characteristics.