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The Model Gallery features COMSOL Multiphysics model files from a wide variety of application areas including the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical disciplines. You can download ready-to-use models and step-by-step instructions for building the model, and use these as a starting point for your own modeling work. Use the Quick Search to find models relevant to your area of expertise, and login or create a COMSOL Access account that is associated with a valid COMSOL license to download the model files.

Brüel and Kjaer 4134 Condenser Microphone

This is a model of the Brüel and Kjær 4134 condenser microphone. The geometry and material parameters are those of the actual microphone. The modeled sensitivity level is compared to measurements performed on an actual microphone and shows good agreement. The membrane deformation, pressure, velocity, and electric field are also determined. The model is a true multiphysics problem that ...

Tuning Fork with Acoustics

Acoustic-Structural Interaction in a Tuning Fork This model simulates a tuning fork for tuning musical instruments which, if correctly designed, should sound the note of A, 440 Hz. First an eigenfrequency analysis is performed on this structure to ensure its fundamental frequency is exactly 440 Hz. Then the interaction between the structural vibrations in the tuning fork and the acoustic ...

Hollow Cylinder

Fluid acoustics coupled to structural objects, such as membranes or plates, represents an important application area in many engineering fields. Some examples are: • Loudspeakers • Acoustic sensors • Nondestructive impedance testing • Medical ultrasound diagnostics This model provides a general demonstration of an acoustic fluid phenomenon in 3D coupled to a solid object. In ...

Organ Pipe Design

This tutorial model uses the Pipe Acoustics, Frequency Domain user interface to model an organ pipe. The quarter wave resonance frequency is studied with respect to dependency on the pipe radius and the pipe wall thickness. The acoustic properties of the system can easily be studied with respect to other parameters like the pipe cross section shape, the pipe material, or even a steady flow of air ...

Eigenmodes in a Muffler

In this model, compute the propagating modes in the chamber of an automotive muffler. The geometry is a cross-section of the chamber in the Absorptive Muffler example. The model’s purpose is to study the shape of the propagating modes and to find their cut-off frequencies. As discussed in the documentation for the Absorptive Muffler, some of the modes significantly affect the damping of the ...

Nonlinear Acoustics: Modeling of 1D Westervelt Equation

This model example shows how to model nonlinear propagation of 1D finite-amplitude Acoustic waves in fluids using Acoustics Module of COMSOL Multiphysics. The model is based on the 2nd order Westervelt equation. The one dimensional nonlinear wave equation is solved in the time domain by adding the nonlinear term to the linear equation. The model does not include energy dissipation in order ...

Probe Tube Microphone, Transient Model

It is often not possible to insert a normal microphone directly into the sound field being measured. The microphone may be too big to fit inside the measured system, such as for in-the-ear measurements for hearing aid fitting. The size of the microphone may also be too large compared to the wavelength, so that it disturbs the acoustic field. In these cases, a probe tube may be attached to the ...

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 models with pipe openings.

Vibrating Particle in Water: Correct Thermoacoustic Material Parameters

This is a tutorial model that simulates a small vibrating hemispherical particle in water. The vibrations induce acoustic waves in the fluid. The model shows how to set up the material parameters in a thermoacoustic model to get the correct acoustic (compressible) waves in the fluid.

Acoustic Cloaking

Two articles in the New Journal of Physics describe how to derive necessary conditions on an anisotropic density tensor to create a perfect acoustic cloak in 2D, and show how this material can be realized in practice as a layered shell with isotropic properties in each layer. These two example files illustrate simplest possible implementations using both anisotropic density and the layered ...

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