Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 69, Number 1, January 2015
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||27 January 2015|
Trapped thickness-shear modes in a contoured, partially electroded AT-cut quartz resonator
School of Chemical Engineering and Energy, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou
450001, P.R. China
2 School of Mechanical Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, P.R. China
3 Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln NE 68588-0526, USA
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Revised: 20 December 2014
Accepted: 24 December 2014
Published online: 27 January 2015
We perform a theoretical analysis of a contoured crystal plate resonator with nonuniform thickness. The resonator is made from AT-cut quartz and is partially electroded in the central region. Based on the variational formulation established in a previous paper and the Ritz method with trigonometric functions as basis functions, free vibration resonant frequencies and thickness-shear modes trapped in the central electroded region are obtained. The effect of the curvature of the contour is examined. It is also found that the classical frequency prediction given by Tiersten et al. in 1996 from an approximate analysis has an inaccuracy of the order of 40 parts per million for the fundamental mode, significant in resonator design and application.
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