Validation of Computational Model of a Piezoelectric Flow Rate Sensor

Eben Roberto Escobedo Baeza, University of Texas at El Paso


This study validates a computational simulation of a piezoelectric cantilever beam undergoing different loads by showing a comparison of its results against theoretical calculations. The objective of the computational model is to simulate the behavior of a beam made of a piezoelectric material which can be used as a flow rate sensor due to the ability of the material to convert a mechanical load into an electrical load. After validating the model, different geometries, material properties and loads can be simulated to observe the different behaviors and bring the possibility of selecting the most convenient options according to the needs of the sensor without having to spend money and time in experimental analysis. The results show the similitude between the theoretical and computational analysis of the mechanical and electrical response.

Subject Area

Engineering|Mechanics|Mechanical engineering

Recommended Citation

Escobedo Baeza, Eben Roberto, "Validation of Computational Model of a Piezoelectric Flow Rate Sensor" (2021). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI28869230.