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Acoustics Modulex

Vibrating Plate in a 2D Viscous Parallel Plate Flow

This is a small 2D demonstration model that couples the *Linearized Navier-Stokes, Frequency Domain*, *Solid Mechanics*, and *Creeping Flow* physics interfaces to model the vibrations of a plate located in a 2D viscous parallel plate flow. This type of model is used to model fluid ... Read More

Axisymmetric Condenser Microphone

This is a model of a condenser microphone with a simple axisymmetric geometry. The model aims to give a precise description of the physical working principles of such a microphone. The condenser microphone is considered to be the microphone with highest quality when performing precise ... Read More

Vibrating Particle in Water

This tutorial simulates a small vibrating hemispherical particle in water. The particle has a radius of 1 mm and is oscillating in the axial direction at a frequency of 50 kHz. The vibrations induce acoustic waves in the fluid. The example demonstrates how to set up a thermoviscous ... Read More

Submarine Scattering: Time-Domain Simulation and FFT

This model analyzes the scattering of a plane propagating modulated Gaussian pulse off a submarine hull. The scattered field and the spatial response are also determined. The model uses the *Pressure Acoustics, Time Explicit* interface to model this large acoustic model in the time ... Read More

Transient Gaussian Explosion

An ellipse with sound-hard walls has the interesting property that an acoustic signal emanating from one of the foci refocuses at the other focal point b/c seconds later, where b (in meters) is the major axis length and c (m/s) is the speed of sound. This model involves a Gaussian ... Read More

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 ... Read More

Vibrating Micromirror with Viscous and Thermal Damping

Micromirrors are used in certain MEMS devices to control optic elements. This model of a vibrating micromirror surrounded by air uses the Thermoacoustic-Shell Interaction user interface to model the fluid-solid interaction, and it thus includes the correct viscous and thermal damping of ... Read More

Acoustic Horn: Nonlinear Sound Propagation using the Westervelt Model

This tutorial shows how to include local nonlinear effects when simulating the acoustics of an exponential horn. Nonlinear effects become important when an acoustic horn is used for high amplitude signaling. The Nonlinear Acoustics (Westervelt) feature available for the Pressure ... Read More

Acoustic Muffler with Thermoviscous Acoustic Impedance Lumping

This model utilizes the thermoviscous acoustic interface in a sub-model to obtain detailed results for the transfer impedance of a perforated plate (including the thermal and viscous losses). The impedance is in turn used as an internal impedance in a pressure acoustic model of a ... Read More

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 ... Read More