The Mutual Impedance Analysis of a Broadband Dense Plane Array
Due to the mutual radiation impedance may influence acoustics performance of a broadband dense plane array seriously, the expression of mutual radiation impedance among the transducers is developed according to the definition of mutual radiation impedance based on BEM（Boundary Element Method）. BEM model is established for acoustic radiation of a broadband dense plane array with nine elements. Sound pressure distribution of the nine-element array is solved using SYSNOISE software. And mutual radiation impedances are calculated on the condition of knowing surface normal velocity. Acoustic performance of the nine-element array is analysed through mutual radiation impedance. The influence of mutual impedance on acoustics performance for nine-element array is verified by comparing with measured curve of transducer conductance. The results show that it is successful to calculate mutual impedance of the array and predict acoustics performance using BEM.
W. S. Liu et al., "The Mutual Impedance Analysis of a Broadband Dense Plane Array", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 443-444, pp. 1019-1025, 2012