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Spherical Scatterer: BEM Benchmark

In this classical benchmark model, a spherical scatterer is placed in a plane wave background field. When the sphere is modeled as sound hard, the problem has an analytical solution. The model compares the results using the *Pressure Acoustics, Boundary Elements* interface with the ... 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

Spherical Piezoacoustic Transducer

This tutorial provides a step-by-step instruction to setup a fully-coupled 3D structural-acoustic interaction problem. Interaction between a vibrating spherical piezoelectric structure with the surrounding fluid media is considered. The piezoelectric material PZT-5H from the materials ... 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

Piezoelectric Tonpilz Transducer with a Prestressed Bolt

A tonpilz transducer is used for relatively low frequency, high power sound emission. It is one of the popular transducer configurations for SONAR applications. The transducer consists of piezoceramic rings stacked between a head mass and a tail mass which are connected by a central ... Read More

Topology Optimization and Verification of an Acoustic Mode in a 2D Room

This tutorial introduces the use of topology optimization in acoustics. The goal of the optimization is to find the optimal material distribution (solid or air) in a given design domain, here the ceiling of a 2D room, that minimizes the average sound pressure level in an objective ... Read More

Plane Wave Scattering off a 2D Axisymmetric Object: Plane Wave Expansion Approach

The problem of a plane wave scattering off a cylinder-shaped object suggests the use of the 2D axisymmetric formulation. This can save computation time and reduce the memory usage compared to the model in 3D space. This example demonstrates the use of the built-in plane wave expansion ... Read More

Vibrating Particle in Water

This tutorial simulates a small vibrating hemispherical particle in water. The particle has a radius of 1 mm and is oscillating in the axial direction at a frequency of 50 kHz. The vibrations induce acoustic waves in the fluid. The example demonstrates how to set up a thermoviscous ... Read More

Isotropic-Anisotropic Sample: Elastic Wave Propagation

In this 2D tutorial, a test sample consists on one side of an isotropic material and on the other side of a heterogeneous anisotropic material (a transverse anisotropic zinc crystal). Elastic waves in the sample are excited by a point-like force. The model is solved with the Elastic ... Read More

One-Family House Acoustics

This model shows an application of the Acoustic Diffusion Equation physics interface. The acoustics in a two story one-family house consisting of 10 rooms is analyzed. The steady state sound pressure level (acoustic energy density) distribution is analyzed for a sound source located in ... Read More