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Muffler with Perforates

Reflective mufflers are best suited for the low-frequency range where only plane waves can propagate in the system, while dissipative mufflers with fibers are efficient in the mid- to high-frequency range. Dissipative mufflers based on flow losses, on the other hand, also work at low frequencies. A typical automotive exhaust system is a hybrid construction consisting of a combination of ...

Noise Radiation by a Compound Gear Train

Predicting the noise radiation from a dynamic system gives designers insight into the behavior of moving mechanisms early in the design process. For example, consider a gearbox in which the change in the gear mesh stiffness causes vibrations. These vibrations are transmitted to the gearbox housing through shafts and joints. The vibrating housing further transmits energy to the surrounding fluid, ...

Generic 711 Coupler—An Occluded Ear-Canal Simulator

This is the model of an occluded ear canal simulator (a generic 711 coupler). Besides certain details the geometry corresponds to the Brüel & Kjær Ear Simulator Type 4157. The real life couplers are used for simulating the acoustics of a standardized human ear canal and can be used for measurements on all sorts of devices. They are widely used in the hearing aid industry but also as ear ...

Acoustics of a Pipe System with 3D Bend and Junction

This tutorial shows how to model the propagation of acoustic waves in large pipe systems by coupling the *Pipe Acoustics* interface to the *Pressure Acoustics* interface. The tutorial is set up in both the time domain and the frequency domain. 1D pipe acoustics is used to model the propagation in the long straight pipe portions. A 3D model of a pipe junction and pipe bend is coupled to the 1D ...

Spherical Piezoacoustic Transducer

This tutorial provides a step-by-step instruction to setup a fully-coupled 3D structural-acoustic interaction problem. Interaction between a vibrating spherical piezoelectric structure with the surrounding fluid media is considered. The piezoelectric material PZT-5H from the materials library is used. Instructions on how to create a radially polarized piezoelectric material in spherical ...

Loudspeaker Radiation: BEM Acoustics Tutorial

In this tutorial, the acoustic radiation pattern from a small generic loudspeaker is analyzed using the boundary element method (BEM). The loudspeaker is located on a small table above the floor and at a given distance from a wall. The model is set up using the *Pressure Acoustics, Boundary Elements* physics interface of the Acoustics Module. The model shows the basics of setting up such an ...

Spherical Scatterer: BEM Benchmark

In this classical benchmark model, a spherical scatterer is placed in a plane wave background field. When the sphere is modeled as sound hard, the problem has an analytical solution. The model compares the results using the *Pressure Acoustics, Boundary Elements* interface with the analytical solution for several frequencies. The results show very good agreement. The model results do not show ...

Sedan Interior Acoustics

This is a model of the acoustics inside a sedan, that is inside a typical hard-top family car. The model sets up sources at loudspeaker locations as well as impedance conditions to model soft absorbing surfaces for the seats, carpet, and roof lining. The model results in plots of the pressure, sound pressure level, and intensity inside the car. These are important tools to visualize the ...

Organ Pipe Design

The Organ Pipe Designer allows you to study the design of an organ pipe and then play the sound and pitch of the changed design in a user-friendly app. The pipe sound includes the effects of different harmonics with different amplitudes. The organ pipe is modeled using the Pipe Acoustics, Frequency Domain interface in COMSOL Multiphysics. The simulation app allows you to analyze how the first ...

Dispersion Curves for a Fluid-Filled Elastic Pipe

The dispersion curves for a fluid-filled pipe with elastic walls are computed and compared with the analytical results for a pure elastic and an acoustic waveguide, respectively. Results show good agreement and also provide insight into the dynamics of the fluid-filled pipe at low and midrange frequencies.