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Acoustics Modulex

Nonlinear Slit Resonator: Coupling Acoustics and CFD

In many applications, acoustic waves interact with surfaces that have small perforations or slits. This can be in muffler systems; in soundproofing structures; in liners for noise suppression in jet engines; or in grilles and meshes in front of, for example, miniature speakers in mobile ... Read More

Flow Duct

The modeling of aircraft-engine noise is a central problem in the field of computational aeroacoustics. The acoustic field in a model of an axially symmetric aero-engine duct, generated by a noise source at the boundary, is computed and visualized. Results are presented for situations ... Read More

COMSOL Multiphysics Mesh Import and Export Guide

In COMSOL Multiphysics, you can import mesh and interpolation data created by other software for use in your simulations. You can also export data created in COMSOL Multiphysics to use in other COMSOL models and applications as well as other software. This document and accompanying ... Read More

Hollow Cylinder

Fluid acoustics coupled to structural objects, such as membranes or plates, represents an important application area in many engineering fields. Some examples are: * Loudspeakers * Acoustic sensors * Nondestructive impedance testing * Medical ultrasound diagnostics This model ... Read More

Ground Motion After Seismic Event: Scattering off a Small Mountain

In this tutorial, the propagation of elastic waves in the ground after a seismic event is simulated using a 2D model. The effect of the ground surface topology on the wave propagation is illustrated when an ideal half space is modified with the presence of a small mountain. The model is ... Read More

Acoustic Cloaking

This example demonstrates how to use a background field in a sound scattering problem. The application is an acoustic invisibility cloak made of a metamaterial. Two different types of metamaterials are used, one using an anisotropic acoustic material with varying properties and one using ... Read More

Noise Radiation by a Compound Gear Train

Predicting the noise radiation from a dynamic system gives designers insight into the behavior of moving mechanisms early in the design process. For example, consider a gearbox in which the change in the gear mesh stiffness causes vibrations. These vibrations are transmitted to the ... Read More

Radially Polarized Piezoelectric Transducer

This tutorial model shows how a user-defined coordinate system can be used to create any type of directional polarization of a piezoelectric material. Results are shown for the case of radial polarization of a piezoelectric disk. The piezoelectric material is PZT-5H. The example shows a ... Read More

Open Pipe

In this model, sound created by a vibrating piston radiates through a baffled pipe. The impedance is measured and then used in an impedance boundary condition that replaces the surrounding air domain. This technique can be employed to reduce solution time and memory usage for large ... Read More

Vibrating Micromirror with Viscous and Thermal Damping

Micromirrors are used in certain MEMS devices to control optic elements. This model of a vibrating micromirror surrounded by air uses the Thermoacoustic-Shell Interaction user interface to model the fluid-solid interaction, and it thus includes the correct viscous and thermal damping of ... Read More