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LOW resonance PIEZO Electric drivers ?(do i have to make one?)

  1. Jul 26, 2010 #1

    frd

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    I have been up to make an impedance tube to measure acoustic Z and calculate absorption coefficient of materials . and having a sound generator(speaker driver) in it usually gives you near 60 hz response so your data will be charted starting 60hz and above.

    My goal is to measure from 20hz to 4khz . and its hard to stick a large box in one side of tube to get low response if possible .

    Anyhow I saw somewhere that they have used PIEZOELECTRIC as sound generator so they measure from 20hz.

    Question is where to find a piezo that resonances below 20hz ?

    or how to make one if I have to ...?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Jul 26, 2010 #2

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    The reason people usually chart above 60Hz, as I understand it, is interference from the mains. Piezoelectric generators are good for extremely high frequencies. I'm not aware of any benefit at low frequencies.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2010 #3

    frd

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    how are you sure i have a pdf of set up using piezo for extremely low resonances ...
     
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  5. Jul 30, 2010 #4

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    Where did you see a PDF file mentioned in his response?
     
  6. Jul 30, 2010 #5

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    If you want to generat good-quality sound, it's hard to beat the modern speakers with multiple elements and crossovers. And for measuring the acoustic attenuation (I'm not sure about the impedance you mention though), you can use a microphone before the material as the "Reference", and a microphone after the materal for the "Test" signal, much like you have on the Gain-Phase side of an Impedance meter like the HP 4194.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2010 #6

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  8. Aug 7, 2010 #7

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    I posted the pdf ...
     
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