Design of Loudspeaker using Composite Plate and Piezofilm Actuator

복합재료 평판과 압전필름 작동기를 이용한 저음용 평판 스피커 설계

  • 황준석 (서울대학교 대학원 항공우주공학과) ;
  • 김승조 (서울대학교 항공우주공학과)
  • Published : 1999.11.01


In this study, a design method for the flat sound radiator is developed to make new sound radiator system, whose shape is much thinner than that of conventional loudspeaker. Piezofilm (PVDF) is used as actuators of flat sound radiator. To avoid the distortion of sound radiated from flat sound radiator, the frequency response of radiated sound to be flat is taken as the design objective. The electrode pattern and orientation angle of piezofilm actuator is optimized to satisfy the design objective. The formulation is based on the coupled finite element and boundary element method. Genetic algorithm is used in the optimization process, which is useful in the optimization of discrete design variables. Frequency response with optimized piezofilm actuator is made flat enough to satify the design objective. For the enhancement of sound power, double-layered piezofilm actuators are also considered. The sound power with double-layered actuator becomes larger than that with single-layered actuator as expected.