Piezoelectric MEMS Speaker
Application ID: 78021
This model analyzes a piezoelectric microelectromechanical system (MEMS) speaker. The speaker, composed of four triangular membranes, uses a layer of lead zirconate titanate (PZT) material with two electrodes on top of a silicon layer as actuators. The triangular membranes are separated by narrow gaps of air that allow for larger deflections of the membrane. The thermoviscous losses in the gaps limit the airflow, thus allowing the four actuators to behave acoustically as a single membrane.
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however, additional products may be required to completely define and model it. Furthermore, this example may also be defined and modeled using components from the following product combinations:
- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- Acoustics Module and
- either the AC/DC Module, MEMS Module, Plasma Module, or Semiconductor Module
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