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Acoustic-Structure Interaction and Air Flow in Violins

These models are featured in the blog post Analyze Violin Tone and Volume with Multiphysics Modeling. One applies acoustic-structure interaction to study how the air mode resonance is affected by the coupled vibrations in the violin body. The other uses a potential flow approximation to ... Read More

Damping Pad with a Constrained Layer

This model presents a method to analyze acoustic damping pads. These pads use a constrained layer of viscoelastic material to dissipate energy and thus reduce the energy radiated as noise. Damping pads are used in many different industries to reduce the noise generated by vibrating ... Read More

Eigenmodes in Air Bubble with Surface Tension

In this tutorial, the eigenmodes and eigenfrequencies of an air bubble in water is modeled and compared with analytical solutions. The effects of surface tension is included and allows to model both the pulsating mode and the surface modes of the bubble. Lastly, the effect of the ... Read More

Transfer Matrix of a Tube and Coupler Measurement Setup

This tutorial computes the transfer matrix of a tube and coupler measurement test setup. This type of setup is used for standardized testing, for example, for miniature loudspeakers or hearing aids. The Port boundary condition in Pressure Acoustics, Frequency Domain is used together ... Read More

Acoustics of Coupled Rooms Using the Acoustic Diffusion Equation

This verification model analyzes the acoustics of two coupled rooms using the Acoustic Diffusion Equation interface of the Acoustics Module. The results of the model agree with numerical results that are validated against measurements in a reference paper. Read More

Microphone grid free-field level correction curve for plane-wave incidence

This is a conceptual model of a microphone placed in an infinite baffle (flush mounted). The purpose is to determine the free-field level correction curve of the setup, which includes the exterior domain, microphone grid, and volume between the grid and the diaphragm. The microphone ... Read More

Shape Optimization of an Acoustic Demultiplexer with 4 Ports

A demultiplexer is a device that directs different frequency bands to different outputs. In this tutorial model, we will design a demultiplexer by performing shape optimization on all initial circular boundaries in a sonic crystal (phononic crystal) configuration. The model uses shape ... Read More

Ear-Canal Simulator Optimization

In this tutorial the geometry of an occluded ear-canal simulator is optimized to match the acoustic response of a given ear. The target data in this model stems from a simulation of an ear canal, but it can also be based on measurements, or a response specified by a standard. Read More

Eigenmodes in the Presence of Flow using Linearized Navier-Stokes: Annulus Geometry with Shear Flow

Finding acoustic eigenmodes in problems solved with linearized convected acoustic interfaces can be a challenging task. The solution will most often return several non-acoustic vorticity and entropy modes. These are highly damped waves that do not propagate at the speed of sound but with ... Read More

MEMS Microphone with Slip Wall

This is a model of a MEMS microphone solved in the frequency domain including the DC prestress effects. The model is set up using the Electromechanics multiphysics interface, Thermoviscous Acoustics, and Pressure Acoustics. The microphone consists of a perforated plate and a prestressed ... Read More