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Acoustics Modulex

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

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

Coriolis Flowmeter: FSI Simulation in the Frequency Domain

A Coriolis flowmeter, also known as a mass flowmeter or an inertial flowmeter, is used to measure the mass flow rate of a fluid traveling through it. It makes use of the fact that the fluid's inertia through an oscillating tube causes the tube to twist in proportion to the mass flow ... 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

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

Transient Gaussian Explosion

An ellipse with sound-hard walls has the interesting property that an acoustic signal emanating from one of the foci refocuses at the other focal point b/c seconds later, where b (in meters) is the major axis length and c (m/s) is the speed of sound. This model involves a Gaussian ... 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

Duct with Right-Angled Bend

In this tutorial the acoustic behavior of a duct or waveguide with a right angled bend is analyzed. The model uses port boundary conditions at the inlet and outlet. The ports can capture and treat non-plane propagating modes in waveguides, extending the analysis above the first cutoff ... Read More

Baffled Membrane

Learn how to use the Acoustic-Shell Interaction interface in this tutorial example of a thin vibrating membrane set in an infinite baffle. This example demonstrates how to model the acoustic interaction between a vibrating membrane and the surrounding air. In order to focus on the ... Read More

Acoustic Reflection Analyzer for a Water-Sediment Interface

Analyzing acoustic reflections at surfaces of various structures is important for many engineering disciplines. The Acoustic Reflection Analyzer for a Water-Sediment Interface app shows one such system where the analysis has relevance for underwater acoustics and sonar applications. The ... Read More