Design and Analysis of Ultrasonic Horns Operating in Multiple Vibration Modes

Ziad Shakeeb Al Sarraf


A number of recent studies have shown that combining different modal responses can provide opportunities to improve the vibration behaviour of the output faces of tuned ultrasonic horns to provide a more effective use of the ultrasonic energy. Investigation the benefits of combining different modal responses with a view to optimizing the energy transfer from a range of power ultrasonic devices that rely on tuned horns is essential. This research will therefore aim to investigate the use of combining and exciting different vibration modes in order to design more effective resonant horns for use in high power ultrasonics applications such as metal forming, welding, cleaning and surgical devices. The research is extended to study the possibility of design an ultrasonic transducer which can operate in multiple vibration modes by modify its geometric features. The longitudinal- torsional mode is selected first because of its wide applications in ultrasonic field. The effect of geometrical modifications of transducer's matching part is being analyzed analytically, numerically and experimentally. The suggested modifications are including cut of slots and reduce the cross sectional area so that the excited longitudinal vibrational mode can be regenerated into a longitudinal-torsional mode. The considerations of simplicity of manufacturing and exciting and the efficient of energy conversion are the main advantages of the proposed transducer.

Keywords–ultrasonic transducer, design horn; resonant frequency; model and harmonic analysis

DOI: 10.7176/JIEA/9-3-02

Publication date:May 31st 2019

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