An Investigation of Loudspeaker Simulation Efficiency and Accuracy Using i) A Conventional Model, ii) The Near-To-Far-Field Transformation and iii) The Rayleigh Integral
R. Christensen, U. Skov
 iCapture ApS, Roskilde, Denmark
Simulation on loudspeaker drivers require a conventional fully coupled vibro-acoustic model to capture all effect. An accurate vibroacoustic model can be time-consuming to solve, especially in 3D. In practical applications, this results in poor efficiency concerning the decision-making process to move on to the next simulation model. To overcome this the loudspeaker designer can use either the ...
Dynamic Characterization and Mechanical Simulation of Cantilevers for Electromechanical Vibration Energy Harvesting
N. Alcheick, H. Nesser, H. Debeda, C. Ayela, I. Dufour 
Univ. Bordeaux, IMS Lab, Pessac, France
Energy harvesting from ambient vibrations has become an interesting topic for powering wireless sensor networks. Resonant microdevices based on MEMS have become of central importance at low frequency. The power produced at resonance is at least one order of magnitude larger than off frequency power since the largest strain is obtained at resonance. In order to obtain large strain for efficient ...
G. McRobbie, P. Marin-Franch, and S. Cochrane
 University of Paisley
 Piezo Composite Transducers, Ltd
This paper illustrates how finite element analysis with COMSOL Multiphysics can be used to simulate the mechanical and electrical characteristics of piezoelectric transducers. It also shows how beam transmit plots and performance measurements can be modeled by coupling between a piezo domain and a second domain governed by the wave equation.
A Study into the Acoustic and Vibrational Effects of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic as a Sole Manufacturing Material for Acoustic Guitars
J. O'Donnell, G. McRobbie
University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
This study will research a modern design of acoustic guitar by analysis of the vibrational modes. The guitar that will undergo testing has been provided by Emerald Guitars and is solely constructed using Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP). With the use of COMSOL Multiphysics© the soundboard of the guitar will be simulated and analysis will be carried out to determine the first 10 ...
B. Goldsberry, M. Isakson
Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
Measuring geoacoustic parameters of underwater sediments is important for accurate modeling of underwater acoustic propagation. While the density and compressional wave speeds can be directly measured in sediments, shear wave speeds are difficult to measure because they are highly attenuated. However, shear wave speeds can be indirectly determined through measurement of Scholte interface wave ...
Simulation of Acoustic Energy Harvesting Using Piezoelectric Plates in a Quarter-Wavelength Straight-Tube Resonator
B. Li, J.H. You
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA
An acoustic energy harvesting mechanism at low frequency (~200 Hz) using lead zirconate titanate (PZT) piezoelectric cantilever plates placed inside a quarter-wavelength straight-tube resonator has been studied using COMSOL Multiphysics 4.3 and compared with experimental data. When the tube resonator is excited by an incident wave at its acoustic eigenfrequency, an amplified acoustic resonant ...
Multiphysics Modelling of Sound Absorption in Rigid Porous Media Based on Periodic Representations of Their Microstructural Geometry
Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Sound absorption in porous materials with rigid frame and open porosity can be very effectively estimated by applying the Johnson-Allard model in order to substitute a porous medium with an equivalent effective fluid and then utilise the Helmholtz equation for time-harmonic acoustics. The model uses several parameters which characterize the micro-geometry of porous material from the macroscopic ...
J.S. Crompton, L.T. Gritter, S. Yushanov, K.C. Koppenhoefer, and D. Magyari
AltaSim Technologies, LLC, Columbus, OH, USA
Golden Acoustics, Detroit, MI, USA
The preferred acoustic response of recording studios, auditoriums and conference halls is to have an even energy response over the entire room and throughout full audio spectrum. This can be accomplished by using acoustic panels with complex surface structures that scatter acoustic waves and diffuse sound level variability over the room volume or through the use of sound absorbing materials to ...
N. Alcheikh, C. Ayela, I. Dufour
Univ. Bordeaux, IMS Lab, Pessac, France.
Electrostrictive polymers have been of significant interest over the last years for energy harvesting. Principle is based on the conversion of a mechanical deformation into electricity. The stored energy basically depends on the mechanical strain induced into an electrostrictive polymer by the mechanical resonant vibration of a microcantilever supporting the electrostrictive layer. In this work, ...
A. van Wijhe, W. de Jong
Process & Energy, 3mE, TU Delft, The Netherlands
A COMSOL Multiphysics® model was made to design a mechanical amplifier and radiation plate for the emission of high intensity 40.5 kHz ultrasound to air by means of a Langevin type transducer usually applied in cleaning baths for example. In this work, ultrasonic irradiation is aimed at acting on flue gas containing fine particulate matter to realize a shift to higher effective particle sizes as ...