Underwater Electroacoustic Transducers, Second Edition is a practical handbook for users and designers of underwater transducers with the book being updated to its second edition in 2017. The book continues to be an authoritative text in underwater transducer design and an excellent book for teaching. The main body of this book addresses underwater transducer design methods. They are discussed and illustrated by concentrating on the design of piezoelectric transducers in the 2 – 20 kHz range, most commonly used in today’s sonar systems. Design of sonar transducers at lower frequencies is also addressed. Treatment is down-to-earth and avoids complex mathematics. Indeed, the fundamental principles of design have remained relatively unchanged since the book was first published by Bath University Press in 1991 but a new Chapter 13 has been added to reflect the considerable work on the development and use of piezoelectric single crystals. Further, Chapter 12 (New Materials and Concepts) was updated on the development and use of lead-free materials in response to the increased interest in reducing the use of lead in the environment.
This text is down-to-earth and avoids complex mathematics. For the designer, the book details the theoretical and practical aspects in developing the design to most effectively suit the application and the requirements specified by the user. For the user, the book discusses the main features of the various types of transducer designs, identifies the important requirements, and assists in the drawing up of realistic specifications.