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.

A Study of FEMLAB for Modeling High Frequency Ultrasound Scattering by Spherical Objects

Falou, O.1, Kumaradas, J.C.2, Kolios, M.C.3 1 Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, ON, Canada
2 Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Dept. of Physics, Ryerson University, ON, Canada
3 Dept. of Physics, Ryerson University, ON, Canada

Analytical solutions to the problem of wave scattering from three dimensional structures such as spheres have been studied extensively in the past. However, these solutions are not flexible enough to be extended to wave scattering from complex geometries. We have developed a finite element model of acoustic wave propagation through spherical structures to solve the problem of highfrequency (20 ...

Sound Attenuation by Hearing Aid Earmold Tubing

M. Herring Jensen
Widex A/S, Vaerloese, Denmark

In this study we model the sound attenuation properties of a hearing aid earmold tube. The model includes thermoviscous acoustic effects and it couples structural vibrations to the external acoustic field. Moreover, the finite element domain is coupled at two boundaries with an electroacoustic model of a hearing aid and an acoustic 2-cc coupler.

Numerical Simulations of Ultrasonic Non Destructive Techniques of Masonry Buildings

S. Carcangiu[1], B. Cannas[1], M. Usai[1], and G. Concu[2]
[1]Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, Cagliari, Italy
[2]Department of Structural and Infrastructural Engineering and Geomatics, Cagliari, Italy

An experimental program has been developed, with the purpose of evaluating the reliability in building diagnosis and characterization of an integrated analysis of several parameters, associated with acoustic waves propagating through the material. The Direct Transmission Technique has been applied. In this paper we developed a numerical model using the Transient Acoustics-Piezoelectric ...

FEMLAB as a Front-end for Large-scale Acoustic Modeling Parallelized Wave Basis Solver for the 3D Helmholtz Problems

Huttunen, T.1, Malinen, M.1, Vanne, A.1, Monk, P.2 1 University of Kuopio, Department of Applied Physics, Kuopio, Finland
2 University of Delaware, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Newark, DE, USA

We introduce an extension for FEMLAB's acoustic mode which uses the ultra-weak variational formulation (UWVF) method for solving 3D Helmholtz problems. The solver, calledWaveller, uses FEMLAB's graphical interface for creating geometries, generating meshes, post-processing and visualization. However, the solution of acoustic wave problems using the UWVF significantly reduces the computational ...

Vibratory Study of the Soundboard of a Piano

P. Olivier, and J. Alenda
Enseeiht, Toulouse, France

In this presentation, we present our work on the vibratory study of the soundboard of a piano. Material parameters as well as thickness of the material is studied in detail.

A Study of Seismic Robot Actuation Using COMSOL Multiphysics

S.L. Firebaugh, E.A. Leckie, J.A. Piepmeier, and J.A. Burkhardt
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Microrobotics has promising applications in microsurgery and microassembly. A challenge in these systems is interfacing with the robot. This project explores crawling robots that are powered and controlled through a global mechanical vibration field. By controlling the frequencies present in the vibration field, the user can then steer the robot. The “robot” has a rectangular body with ...

Simulation and Evaluation of Small High-Frequency Side Scan Sonars Using COMSOL

J. Jonsson[1], E. Edqvist[1], H. Kratz[1], M. Almqvist[2], and G. Thornell[1]
[1]Ångström Space Technology Centre, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
[2]Department of Measurement Technology and Industrial Electrical Engineering, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

High frequency side-scan sonar, to be fitted on a miniaturized submersible explorer, have been simulated and built. The purpose of this study is to see if COMSOL Multiphysics® can be used to predict the performance of the sonar, especially the beam width, setting the resolution of the system. Four models were created, from simple 2-D geometries to more complex 3-D models. The simulated beam ...

Beam Structure As an Acoustic Wave Sensor: A Study of the Effect of Sensor Design on Its Sensitivity to Noise

F. Akasheh[1], A. Biddle[1], W.S. Shepard Jr.[2], and B.B.B. Zhang[2]
[1]Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL, USA
[2]University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

The detection and identification of the location of a sound source is commonly done using arrays of microphones. A recent new alternative approach has been proposed which involves the use of continuous structures, such as beams or plates, as acoustic wave sensors. The sound wave impinging on the surface of the structure causes it to vibrate and the measured surface displacements can then be used ...

Two-Dimensional FEM Analysis Of Brillouin Gain Spectra In Acoustic Guiding And Acoustic Antiguiding Single Mode Optical Fibers

Y.S. Mamdem[4], X. Pheron[2], F.Taillade[3], Y. Jaouën[4], R. Gabet[4], V. Lanticq[1,3], G. Moreau[1], A. Boukenter[5], Y. Ouerdane[5], S. Lesoille[3], and J. Bertrand[2]
[1]EDF R&D, Chatou, France
[2]ANDRA, Chatenay-Malabry, France
[3]LCPC, Paris, France
[4]Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France
[5]Laboratoire Hubert Curien, Saint-Etienne, France

We present a full modal -analysis of optical and acoustic properties based on two-dimensional finite-element method (2D-FEM) for Brillouin Gain spectrum (BGS) determination in optical fibers with COMSOL. This model enables us to predict precisely the BGS of any kind of silica fiber knowing well the geometry of doping composition. The results of numerical modeling have shown good agreement in ...

Development of Mathematical Model for Determining Sound Reduction Index of Building Elements

J. Ratnieks, A. Jakovics, and J. Klavins
University of Latvia
Riga, Latvia

Although we know the physics inside a media where the sound waves propagate, determination of material\'s or structure\'s sound reduction index is not an easy task. The lack of good engineering solutions proves the point. The only reliable way to calculate the sound reduction index is to carry out an experiment.Therefore, the aim of this study is to develop a mathematical model that can ...

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