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Ultrasonics. 2011 Oct;51(7):815-23. doi: 10.1016/j.ultras.2011.03.010. Epub 2011 Mar 31.

Optimization design of high power ultrasonic circular ring radiator in coupled vibration.

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Institute of Applied Acoustics, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an 710062, China.


This paper presents a new high power ultrasonic (HPU) radiator, which consists of a transducer, an ultrasonic horn, and a metal circular ring. Both the transducer and horn in longitudinal vibrations are used to drive a metal circular ring in a radial-axial coupled vibration. This coupled vibration cannot only generate ultrasound in both the radial and axial directions, but also focus the ultrasound inside the circular ring. Except for the radial-axial coupled vibration mode, the third longitudinal harmonic vibration mode with relative large vibration amplitude is also detected, which can be used as another operation mode. Overall, the HPU with these two vibration modes should have good potential to be applied in liquid processing, such as sonochemistry, ultrasonic cleaning, and Chinese herbal medicine extraction.

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