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Tonpilz Transducer Array for Sonar Systems

This model sets up a linear array of nine tonpilz piezoelectric transducers in a 3x3 grid. A voltage is applied that includes a phase change across the three rows. The transducers are located in a box below the sea surface. The exterior acoustics are modeled using the *Pressure ... Read More

Nonlinear Acoustics — Modeling of the 1D Westervelt Equation

This model example shows how to model nonlinear propagation of 1D finite-amplitude Acoustic waves in fluids using Acoustics Module of COMSOL Multiphysics. The model is based on the 2nd order Westervelt equation. The one dimensional nonlinear wave equation is solved in the time domain by ... Read More

Immersion Ultrasonic Testing Setup

This tutorial showcases the principles of the immersion ultrasonic testing technique. A search unit placed in a water tank sends an ultrasonic pulse signal that scatters off a solid object. Part of the signal is reflected back to the search unit by the object and possible flaws in it. By ... 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

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

Loudspeaker Radiation: BEM Acoustics Tutorial

In this tutorial, the acoustic radiation pattern from a small generic loudspeaker is analyzed using the boundary element method (BEM). The loudspeaker is located on a small table above the floor and at a given distance from a wall. The model is set up using the *Pressure Acoustics, ... 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

Photoacoustic Resonator

This is a model of a simple photoacoustic (or optoacoustic) resonator. A pulsating laser heats a gas causing expansion and contraction and thus creates pressure waves. Such devices are used as sensors for measuring material parameters of the gas inside the resonator. The resonance ... Read More

Head and Torso Simulator Acoustics

In this model, we use the *Pressure Acoustics, Boundary Elements* physics interface to analyze the acoustics of a generic head and torso simulator. This is a manikin head used to do standardized measurements for hearing aids, mobile phones, or headphones. The model showcases some ... 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