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Modeling Piezoelectric Devices as Both Transmitters and Receivers

Piezoelectric devices are widely used as sources to generate sound waves or receivers to detect acoustic signals. In applications such as ultrasound imaging and nondestructive testing, the same transducer can be used as a transmitter to send a source signal and receiver to detect ... Read More

Ultrasonic Flowmeter with Piezoelectric Transducers

Ultrasonic flowmeters determine the velocity of a fluid flowing through a pipe by sending an ultrasonic signal across the flow at a skew angle. When there is no flow, the transmitting time between the transmitter and the receiver is the same for the signals sent in the upstream and ... Read More

Fuel Tank Vibration

This model analyzes the frequency response of a fuel tank partially filled with fluid. The tank is submitted to a vertical acceleration. Two modeling methods are considered to represent the fluid: a traditional method of smearing the mass of the fluid through the wetted surface of the ... Read More

Chamber Music Hall

In this model, the acoustics of the Small Hall in the Konzerthaus Berlin is simulated with ray tracing. A full study of the room is performed in 1/3-octave bands with 10 pairs of source-receiver positions. The room acoustic parameters are derived from the calculated impulse responses, ... Read More

Piezoelectric Tonpilz Transducer

The tonpilz (sound mushroom) piezoelectric transducer is a transducer for relatively low frequency, high power sound emission. The transducer consists of piezoceramic rings stacked between massive ends and pre-stressed by a central bolt. The tail and head mass lower the resonance ... Read More

Helmholtz Resonator with Flow: Interaction of Flow and Acoustics

Helmholtz resonators are used in exhaust systems, as they can attenuate a specific narrow frequency band. The presence of a flow in the system alters the acoustic properties of the resonator and the transmission loss of the subsystem. In this tutorial model, a Helmholtz resonator is ... Read More

Acoustic Streaming in a Microchannel Cross Section

Recent advances in the fabrication of microfluidic systems require handling of live cells and other micro particles as well as mixing. All this can, for example, be achieved using acoustic radiation forces and the viscous drag from the streaming flow. Streaming: Due to the nonlinear ... Read More

Focused Ultrasound Induced Heating in Tissue Phantom

This tutorial shows how to model tissue heating induced by focused ultrasound. First, the stationary acoustic field in the water and the tissue are modeled to obtain the acoustic intensity distribution in the tissue. The absorbed acoustic energy is then calculated and used as the heat ... Read More

Sound Transmission Loss Through a Concrete Wall

This model presents a practical and efficient method to compute the sound transmission loss (STL) through a building component, specifically this example treats the case of a concrete wall. The method used here is valid as long as the component has little influence on the acoustic field ... Read More

Electric Motor Noise: Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor

This model analyses the noise generated by an electric motor during its operation at different speeds of rotation. The type of electric motor analyzed, a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) uses permanent magnets in the rotor and a variable frequency current traveling through the ... Read More