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Designing a Smart Skin with Fractal Geometry

S. Ni, C. Yang Koh, S. Kooi, and E. Thomas
Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies
Dept. of Materials Science and Eng.
Cambridge, MA

Recently, the concepts of fractal geometry have been introduced into electromagnetic and plasmonic metamaterials. With their self-similarity, structures based on fractal geometry should exhibit multi-band character with high Q factors due to the scaling law. However, there exist few studies of phononic metamaterials having fractal geometry. COMSOL is used to investigate vector elastic and ...

Numerical Model of the Insertion Loss Promoted by the Enclosure of a Sound Source

G. F. Greco [1], I. K. S. Hermont [1], B. P. Murta [1], T. B. Romero [1], P. H. Mareze [1], A. Lenzi [2], J. A. Cordioli [2],
[1] Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil
[2] Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil

This study aims to develop and validate a finite element numerical model to represent the Insertion Loss (IL) promoted by the enclosure of a sound source. For the validation, a enclosure prototype was built in wood and the IL was measured in laboratory. The idea is to develop an efficient numerical model that would be suitable for enclosure's design and optimization. The problem was modeled ...

Sound Propagation through Circular Ducts with Spiral Element Inside

W. Lapka
Poznan University of Technology, Poland

This paper examines a sound propagation without airflow through circular ducts with spiral element inside. Models are numerically computed in three-dimensions. The spiral element in the duct is a newly analyzed acoustical element, geometrically similar to the well-known Archimedes screw. It can be applied significantly in ducted systems, such as ventilation, air-conditioning and heat ...

FEM Simulation of Generation of Bulk Acoustic Waves and their Effects in SAW Devices

A.K. Namdeo[1], N. Ramakrishnan[2], and H.B. Nemade[1]
[1]Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India
[2]Centre for Nanotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India

This paper presents finite element method (FEM) simulation study of the generation of bulk acoustic waves (BAWs) and their effect on the performance of surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices, using COMSOL Multiphysics. A SAW delay line structure using YZ-cut lithium niobate substrate is simulated. The radiation of the bulk waves in all angles into the interior of the substrate is analyzed. The bulk ...

Influence of Thermal Conductivity and Plasma Pressure on Temperature Distribution and Acoustical Eigenfrequencies of High-Intensity Discharge Lamps

J. Schwieger[1], B. Baumann[1], M. Wolff[1], F. Manders[2], J. Suijker[2]
[1]Heinrich-Blasius-Institute of Physical Technologies, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany
[2]Philips Lighting, Turnhout, Belgium

High-intensity discharge (HID) lamps are energy-efficient light sources with excellent color qualities. A three-dimensional model of a low-wattage lamp, which includes plasma, electrodes, and burner walls, was developed in COMSOL Multiphysics®. Most parameters appearing in the coupled differential equations of the model, such as viscosity, thermal and electrical conductivity are temperature ...

Optimization of an Acoustic Waveguide for Professional Audio Applications

M. Cobianchi[1] and R. Magalotti[1]
[1] B&C Speakers S.p.a., Bagno a Ripoli, FI, Italia

In modern live sound reinforcement there is a growing use of line sources, obtained through the stacking of many loudspeakers with properly controlled wavefront shape. Thus the use of waveguides is mandatory in order to modify the shape and size of the wavefront exiting from professional compression drivers. With the help of COMSOL Multiphysics®, we have designed a waveguide featuring an ...

Near-Wall Dynamics of Microbubbles in an Acoustical Trap - new

L. Wright[1], G. Memoli[1], P. Jones[2], E. Stride[3]
[1]National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK
[2]University College London, London, UK
[3]University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Understanding the interactions between microbubbles and surfaces is key to the successful deployment of microbubbles in a range of applications. Two important examples are their use as a drug delivery mechanism, and their potential use of acoustically-driven bubbles as microscale sensors. Drug delivery with bubbles involves sonication at high frequency close to a boundary, and sensing with ...

Finite Element Analysis into Eigenfrequencies of a Total Hip Stem with Different Levels of Loosening

T. Bender [1], M. Sass [1], W. Mittelmeier [1], R. Bader [1], D. Kluess [1]
[1] Department of Orthopaedics Research Laboratory for Biomechanics & Implant Technology, University Medicine Rostock, Rostock, Germany

A finite element model of a total hip replacement (THR) has been developed from the approach of modal analysis. The model is capable of determining the first 15 Eigenmodes of a THR with an artificial bone model. The model was equipped with several different defects to simulate a loosening of THR and to enforce a shifting of the frequency spectrum of the system’s Eigenfrequencies. Using the ...

Lumped Element Multimode Modeling of Balanced-armature Receiver with COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

Wei Sun [1],
[1] Institute of Acoustics, Tongji University, China

For the lack of higher order modes, lumped element (LE) models currently used may be insufficient to predict the system of balanced-armature receiver (BAR). We develop a LE multimode model for BAR in the frequency domain based on the techniques of mode decomposition, truncation, and selection via COMSOL Multiphysics® software. The validation is made by comparing with both the corresponding ...

Solving the Inverse Problem of Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy on Dumbbell-shaped Compression Samples Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

M. C. Golt[1]
[1]U.S. Army Research Laboratory*, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, USA
*Contracted through Dynamic Science, Inc.

The dumbbell geometry is an ideal shape for testing the compressive strength of advanced ceramic materials. This paper details the combined use of COMSOL Multiphysics® and LiveLink™ for MATLAB® for determining the elastic properties of dumbbell-shaped samples by measuring their acoustic resonance frequencies. Degenerate bending modes which are sensitive to inhomogeneities or machining defects ...