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Phase Decomposition for Loudspeaker Analysis

R. Christensen [1],
[1] GN ReSound A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark

The vibration of an electrodynamic loudspeaker driver causes a resulting sound pressure. For simple pistonic vibration, there is a simple relationship between the vibration and the sound pressure. For complex vibration patterns, however, different parts of the vibrating surface contribute differently to the sound pressure, depending on the position in which the sound pressure is evaluated. A ...

Determination of the Sweet Spot of a Cricket Bat using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

Y. Mulchand [1], A. Pooransingh [1], R. Latchman [1],
[1] The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

The aim of this paper is to determine the location of the “sweet spot” for a selected cricket bat commonly used in the sport. Knowledge of the “sweet spot” is important in delivering a shot that utilizes the optimal zone of the bat that corresponds to the maximum power of the stroke. A model of the cricket bat was constructed in the Structural Mechanics Module of COMSOL Multiphysics® Software ...

Feed-forward/Feed-backward Mechanical Amplification in the Mouse Cochlea

J. Soons[1,2], C. Steele[2], S. Puria[2]
[1]Lab of Biomedical physics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
[2]Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, USA

Sound vibrations are collected from the external environment by the eardrum and are guided to the basilar membrane in the cochlea. Pressure differences in the two scalae of the cochlea result in a traveling wave on the basilar membrane. The tiny displacements are detected by the deflection of thousands of hair cells, situated along this membrane. It is hypothesized that some 3/4 of these hair ...

Sound Field Analysis of Monumental Structures by the Application of Diffusion Equation Model - new

Z. S. Gul[1], N. Xiang[2], M. Caliskan[3]
[1]Department of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
[2]School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
[3]Department of Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Sound energy distribution patterns within enclosed spaces are the basic concerns of architectural acoustics. Energy decays are analyzed for major acoustical parameter estimations, while spatial energy distribution and flow vectors are indicative in the analysis of sound energy circulation and concentration zones. In this study the acoustical field of a real-size multi-domed monumental ...

Modeling of Near-Field Ultrasonic Levitation: Resolving Viscous and Acoustic Effects

I .F. Melikhov [1], A. S. Amosov [1], S. A. Chivilikhin [2],
[1] Corning Scientific Center, Saint Petersburg, Russia
[2] ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Ultrasonic levitation is a novel technology for contactless handing of various objects. It is already used in various manufacturing processes where it is important to keep untouched surface. In this paper we introduce a model of so-called near-field ultrasonic levitation which allows flying heights of the hundred-micron order. Our model computes air flow in the gap between a vibration source and ...

Determination of the Mechanical Properties in the Avian Middle Ear by Inverse Analysis - new

P. Muyshondt[1], J. Soons[1], D. de Greef[1], J. Peacock[1], J. Dirckx[1]
[1]University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

The middle ear of birds is a fascinating mechanical system, as it contains only one bony ossicle, compared to three in mammals, yet its auditory performance is not substantially worse. Its design resembles some currently used middle ear prostheses, so the understanding of its working could improve the treatment of some forms of hearing impairment. We have constructed a finite element model of a ...

Modeling the response of photoacoustic gas sensors

S.L. Firebaugh[1], F. Roignant[2], and E.A. Terray[3]

[1]United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, USA
[2]Polytechnique Nantes, Nantes, France
[3]Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA

A fast, high-sensitivity detector is required for studies of environmentally relevant gases. Photoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS), an absorption spectroscopy technique in which absorption is detected as sound, is explored as a possible solution. A tuning-fork based PAS sensor is modeled using COMSOL. The model combines the acoustic and piezoelectric modules and also includes viscous damping. The ...

High-Intensity Piezo-Ceramic Ultrasonic Transducer with Mechanical Amplifier and Radiation Plate

A. van Wijhe[1], W. de Jong[1]
[1]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 ...

A Virtual Product Development Environment for Electronic Hydraulic Power Steering Pump via Multiphysics Modeling

F. Qi [1], J. Men [1], L. Yang [1], Z. Bing [1] , J. Yang [1], F. He [2], L. Pan [2], Z. Shao [2], G. Gao [2], X. Zhang [3], H. Wei [3], S. Duo [3], L. Song [3], X. Wang [3], Z. Wang [3], G. Wei [3], Y. Li [3], H. Yang [3], Z. Ma [3], B. Li [3], Y. Zhang [3], Y. Li [3], Y. Xie [3], D. Yu [3]
[1] FZB Technology, Inc., Plymouth, MI, USA
[2] Shenzhen South Dare Auto Parts, Ltd., Shenzhen, China
[3] Fuxin Dare Auto Parts, Ltd., Fuxin, China

Using advanced computational fluid dynamics software PumpLinx and the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, a virtual product development environment was established for the electro-hydraulic power steering pump system in a passenger vehicle. The model built with the COMSOL Multiphysics® software provides a complete design optimization and validation framework. The success of the framework depends on ...

Design of Electroacoustic Absorbers Using PID Control

H. Lissek, R. Boulandet, and M. Maugard
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland

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 ...