Technical Papers and Presentations

Here you will find presentations given at COMSOL Conferences around the globe. The presentations explore the innovative research and products designed by your peers using COMSOL Multiphysics. Research topics span a wide array of industries and application areas, including the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical disciplines. Use the Quick Search to find presentations pertaining to your application area.

Modeling the response of photoacoustic gas sensors

S.L. Firebaugh[1], F. Roignant[2], and E.A. Terray[3]

[1]United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, USA
[2]Polytechnique Nantes, Nantes, France
[3]Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA

A fast, high-sensitivity detector is required for studies of environmentally relevant gases. Photoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS), an absorption spectroscopy technique in which absorption is detected as sound, is explored as a possible solution. A tuning-fork based PAS sensor is modeled using COMSOL. The model combines the acoustic and piezoelectric modules and also includes viscous damping. The ...

Effects Of The Microstructure Of Fibrous Media On Their Acoustic Properties

C. Peyrega, and D. Jeulin
Center of Mathematical Morphology, Mines ParisTech, Fontainebleau, France

This study is a part of the Silent Wall ANR project, to which the Center of Mathematical Morphology is associated. Its main objective is to build an acoustical and thermal insulating system for buildings, composed of fibrous materials. The material is composed of two phases: the fibrous network and the air surrounding it. At the microscopic scale the absorption of the acoustic wave is mainly due ...

Simulation Analysis of Acoustic Radiation Force under Ultrasound Exposure and Effect to Microbubbles in Flow

T. Ito
Masuda Laboratory
Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology

This paper is in Japanese.

Modeling and Experimental Verification of the Power Transfer and Thermal Characteristics of Piezoelectric Transformers Subjected to Combined Mechanical and Electrical Loading

S. Tuncdemir[1], W.M. Bradley[2]
[1]Solid State Ceramics, Williamsport, PA, USA
[2]QorTek, Williamsport, PA, USA

A piezoelectric transformer allows purely mechanical transfer and scaling of electrical energy via simultaneous utilization of both the direct and converse piezoelectric effects. This mechanical energy transfer enables a wide range of functional differences from typical magnetic-based electrical power transformers. Comparing to their electromagnetic counterparts, piezoelectric transformers are ...

Cloud Computations for Acoustics with Coupled Physics - new

A. Daneryd[1], D. Ericsson[2]
[1]ABB Corporate Research, Västerås, Sweden
[2]COMSOL AB, Stockholm, Sweden

For certain classes of scientific and technical computations the cloud may offer easily accessible, scalable, and affordable gigantic computing power. A power that for these classes may lead to a step change in model and analysis complexity compared to what is feasible with dedicated clusters and similar networked solutions. Acoustics with or without interaction with coupled physics fields ...

Simulation of a Piezoelectric Loudspeaker for Hearing Aids and Experimental Validation - new

G. C. Martins[1], P. R. Nunes[1], J. A. Cordioli[1]
[1]Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil

The use of piezoelectric materials in hearing aid loudspeakers, also called receivers, presents technical and economic advantages such as reducing the number of parts of the system and its manufacturing cost. However, the performance of such systems is still not competitive when compared to traditional electrodynamic loudspeakers. In order to achieve an appropriate performance, one option is to ...

A Novel FEM Method for Predicting Thermoacoustic Combustion Instability

G. Campa[1] and S.M. Camporeale[1]
[1]DIMEG, Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy

Modern gas turbines suffer of the phenomenon of combustion instability, also known as “humming”. The main origin of the instability is considered to be related to the interaction between acoustic waves and fluctuations of the heat released by the flame. This paper presents a novel numerical method in which the governing equations of the acoustic waves are coupled with a flame heat ...

Computational Modeling of Wave Propagation in a Geophysical Domain

J. McKenna[1], M. McKenna[1], S. Yushanov[2], J. Crompton[2], and K. Koppenhoefer[2]
[1]U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center
[2]ACES of Columbus, LLC, Columbus, OH, USA

The propagation of shear (S) and compression (P) waves within the earth allows geologists to track seismic events and to identify subterranean structure. This work shows the strong effect of including the variation of wave speed through the top thirty meters of the earth. By including this variation in material properties, the wave arrival time and frequency content agree with experimental ...

Modeling of Noise Produced by Offshore Wind Turbines with Different Foundations and Effects on the Marine Environment - new

B. Marmo [1], I. Roberts [1]
[1]Xi Engineering Consultants, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Vibration produced by offshore wind turbines during their normal operation transmits through the tower into the foundation where it interacts with the surrounding water and is released as noise. The noise produced by offshore wind turbines can be detected by fish and marine mammals and may lead to alteration of their behavior. Given that noise is emitted at the interface between the foundation ...

Accuracy of Fully Coupled Loudspeaker Simulation Using COMSOL

M. Hedges[1][2] and Y.W. Lam[1]
[1]Acoustics Research Centre, School of Computing, Science & Engineering, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom
[2]Monitor Audio Ltd., Rayleigh, Essex, United Kingdom

Loudspeaker simulation is used to inform the designer as to the performance of a design. In recent years the Finite Element Method (FEM) has been used to model the mechanical and acoustical attributes of a loudspeaker with varying success. This paper shows how a model that incorporates the magnetic, electromagnetic, mechanical and acoustical domains performs. These domains will be coupled where ...

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