Karthi Pradeep, G. Suresh, V. Natarajan,
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Kerala, India
Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi, Kerala, India
A Helmholtz resonator type acoustic sensor has been designed using analytical method and finite element modeling software, COMSOL Multiphysics®. The acoustic sensor is an aluminium double frustum, hour glass, shaped with the resonator at the bottom and an acoustic horn above to amplify the incoming acoustic signal. The horn provides a broad amplification of the incoming acoustic signal while the ...
N. Nama , R. Barnkob , C. J. Kähler , T. J. Huang , F. Costanzo 
 Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA
 Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics, Bundeswehr University Munich, Neubiberg, Germany
Introduction - The ability to precisely manipulate fluid and particles at microscales is one of the essential requirements for various lab-on-a-chip applications such as drug diagnostics, chemical synthesis etc. Recently, the nonlinear interaction of surface acoustic waves (SAW) with fluid at microscales has been utilized to achieve this aim. When surface acoustic waves interact with fluid ...
Poznan University of Technology
This paper concerns the problem of obtaining proper acoustic attenuation performance through computations. COMSOL was used to solve acoustics systems with helicoidal resonators in the frequency domain. Based on the studies of insertion and transmission loss of helicoidal resonators, a high consistency between the results obtained by numerical calculations with experimental measurements was ...
G. C. Martins, P. R. Nunes, J. A. Cordioli
Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
The use of piezoelectric materials in hearing aid loudspeakers, also called receivers, presents technical and economic advantages such as reducing the number of parts of the system and its manufacturing cost. However, the performance of such systems is still not competitive when compared to traditional electrodynamic loudspeakers. In order to achieve an appropriate performance, one option is to ...
所谓近场声学，是相对于远场声学而言。传统的声学理论，通常只研究远离光源或者远离物体的声场分布，一般统称为远场声学。远场声学在原理上存在着一个远场衍射极限，限制了利用远场光学原理进行显微和其它光学应用时的最小分辨尺寸和最小标记尺寸。而近场声学则研究距离光源或物体一个波长范围内的光场分布。在近场声学研究领域，远场衍射极限被打破，分辨率极限在原理上不再受到任何限制，可以无限地小，从而基于近场声学原理可以提高显微成像与其它光学应用时的光学分辨率。 声学超材料自问世之日起就受到了国内外科学家们的广泛追捧，在很多领域都可以看到其踪迹，以声子晶体为代表的声超材料具有很多天然材料所不具备的声学特性，为声学信号处理带来了很多创新的思路和途径。 声超材料的突出特点在于采用尺寸远小于入射波长的人工结构构建出等效参数，利用等效参数实现“小尺寸结构调控大尺寸波长”的目的。 ...
H. Lissek, R. Boulandet, and M. Maugard
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
An \"electroacoustic absorber\" is a loudspeaker, used as an absorber of sound, which acoustic impedance can be varied by electrical means. This can be achieved either by plugging passive shunt electric networks at the loudspeaker terminals (“shunt loudspeakers”) or by feeding back the loudspeaker with a voltage proportional to acoustic quantities, such as sound pressure and diaphragm normal ...
R. De Luca[1,2], J. Fromageau, H.W. Chan, F. Marinozzi, J. Bamber
Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, England, United Kingdom
Sapienza University of Rome, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rome, Italy
Shear wave elastography is an innovative technique used in combination with the traditional ultrasound imaging to improve the specificity of cancer imaging. A two-dimensional finite element model (FEM), composed of realistic boundary conditions, was developed in COMSOL Multiphysics® to simulate the propagation of shear waves induced by an acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) in isotropic, ...
Modeling and Experimental Verification of the Power Transfer and Thermal Characteristics of Piezoelectric Transformers Subjected to Combined Mechanical and Electrical Loading
S. Tuncdemir, W.M. Bradley
Solid State Ceramics, Williamsport, PA, USA
QorTek, Williamsport, PA, USA
A piezoelectric transformer allows purely mechanical transfer and scaling of electrical energy via simultaneous utilization of both the direct and converse piezoelectric effects. This mechanical energy transfer enables a wide range of functional differences from typical magnetic-based electrical power transformers. Comparing to their electromagnetic counterparts, piezoelectric transformers are ...
T. H. Hanley, H. T. D. Grigg, B. J. Gallacher
Newcastle University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK
Introducing a disorder into a finite periodic oscillatory system induces the presence of a 'trapped mode': a mode in which the displacement field is localised to the region of the disorder. A main inhibitor to MEMS resonators achieving a high quality (Q) factor is energy radiation through the support to the substrate. The trapped modes present a way to tune this to a minimal value. An initial ...
A-S. Moreau, H. Lissek, and R. Boulandet
EPFL-STI-IEL-LEMA, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
In this paper, the underlying concept of electroacoustic absorbers is studied with the help of Comsol Multiphysics® Acoustics Module. Among the different ways to obtain variable acoustic properties on an electroacoustic transducer's voicing face, there is the shunting of the transducer's electrical input. With such shunt devices, the acoustic impedance that the transducer's membrane presents ...