Radially Polarized Piezoelectric Transducer

Application ID: 6147

This tutorial model shows how a user-defined coordinate system can be used to create any type of directional polarization of a piezoelectric material. Results are shown for the case of radial polarization of a piezoelectric disk. The piezoelectric material is PZT-5H. The example shows a static analysis. Visualization of the cylindrical coordinate system as well as the stress/strain in that system are shown.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: