Application of a DC-bias to reduce acceleration sensitivity in quartz resonators

Yook Kong Yong, Mihir S. Patel

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A quartz resonator subjected to acceleration will deform due to inertial effects. The deformation stresses and strains in the plate will in turn cause a shift in the resonator frequencies. A method is proposed to actively minimize the inertial stresses and strains by a DC-bias electric field. Finite element models are created to calculate the effects of acceleration on resonant frequency and to compare the results with experimental data. The non-linearity and non-homogeneity induced by the inertial forces are modeled by using the concept of a superposed state. The model results for the acceleration effects are shown to compare well with the experimental results. The models are then used to calculate the effects of a DC electric field bias and to demonstrate the reduction of acceleration sensitivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-82
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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