An improved analytical method to design CMUTs with square diaphragms
Publisher© 1986-2012 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
AuthorRahman, Dr. Md. Mosaddequr
Hernandez, Jonathan A Reynoso
Chowdhury, Sazzadur Tanvir Ur Rahman
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CitationRahman, M., Hernandez, J., & Chowdhury, S. (2013). An improved analytical method to design CMUTs with square diaphragms. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 60(4), 834-845. doi:10.1109/TUFFC.2013.2632
A highly accurate mathematical method has been presented for analytical characterization of capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs) built with square diaphragms. The method uses a new two-dimensional polynomial function to more accurately predict the deflection curve of a multilayer square diaphragm subject to both mechanical and electrostatic pressure and a new capacitance model that takes into account the contribution of the fringing field capacitances. Both of the models have been experimentally verified by comparing the models predicted values with measurement results and are found to be in excellent agreement with a maximum deviation of less than 2% for experimentally measured capacitance values. 3-D electromechanical finite element analysis (FEA) for a wide range of material properties, geometric specifications, and loading conditions show that the presented method is highly consistent in accuracy over the typical square-diaphragm CMUT design space.