Suitability of PVDF films for use in pressure-gradient acoustic intensity vector probes

Damien Killeen, David Matthews, Andrew Munyard

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Pressure gradient vector probes are adversely affected by diffraction around internal components of the probe; however by constructing a pressure gradient probe from polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) sensor elements, which have acoustic impedance similar to seawater, the diffraction effects within the probe can be effectively minimised. For use in a pressure-gradient intensity vector probe though, the elements must be omni-directional. This paper discusses the design, construction and initial characterisation of a prototype two-dimensional pressure-gradient vector probe using four PVDF films as the sensing elements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Acoustics 2012 Fremantle: Acoustics, Development and the Environment
EditorsTerrance McMinn
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAustralian Acoustical Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780646590394
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventAcoustics 2012: Acoustics, Development and the Environment - Fremantle, Australia
Duration: 21 Nov 201223 Nov 2012


ConferenceAcoustics 2012
OtherAnnual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society
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