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Engineers, researchers, and scientists across industries use multiphysics simulation to research and develop innovative product designs and processes. Find inspiration in technical papers and presentations they have presented at the COMSOL Conference. Browse the selection below or use the Quick Search tool to find a specific presentation or filter by application area.
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Topology Optimization of Thermoviscous Acoustics in Tubes and Slits with Hearing Aid Applications

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

When acoustic applications include small geometries, i.e. mm/submillimeter range, so-called thermoviscous effects can greatly affect the pressure response. This paper deals with acoustic topology optimization of such miniature structures with thermoviscous effects taken into account. ... Read More

Simulation of an Ultrasonic Immersion Test for the Characterization of Anisotropic Materials

A. Castellano[1], P. Foti[1], A. Fraddosio[1], S. Marzano[1], M.D. Piccioni[1], D. Scardigno[1]
[1]DICAR, Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy

Introduction: Improving the capability of nondestructive evaluations requires the analysis of suitable models dealing with the physical and mechanical phenomena involved in the experiments. For example, ultrasonic tests may be a powerful, fast and effective method for nondestructive ... Read More

A Computational Acoustic Interrogation of Damage to Wind Turbine Blades

R. Canturk [1], M. Inalpolat [1],
[1] University of Massachusetts - Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA

Modern wind turbine blades consist of composite airfoil shaped structures that form a hollow acoustic cavity. Because of continually varying aerodynamic forces, gravitational loads, lightning strikes, and weather conditions, all blades will experience leading and trailing edge splits, ... Read More

Simulation of Acoustic Wave-Structure Interaction in a Quarter Wavelength Tube Energy Harvester

L. Melander [1], J. H. You [1],
[1] University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, USA

An acoustic energy harvesting system at low frequency (~200 Hz) using lead zirconate titanate (PZT) piezoelectric cantilever plates placed inside of a quarter-wavelength straight-tube resonator has previously been studied using COMSOL and verified experimentally. When an incident ... Read More

Lamb Waves in Fluid-Loaded Plates

T. Kaufmann[1], F. Kassubek[1], D. Pape [1], M. Lenner[1]
[1]ABB Corporate Research, Baden-Dättwil, Switzerland

Lamb waves are elastic waves propagating in free solid plates. In the case of plates loaded with a fluid, the equations describing these waves have to be modified to include the effects of the fluid. In our work we have tackled this problem using COMSOL Multiphysics®. We have used the ... Read More

Developing Solutions to Tonal Noise from Wind Turbines Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

J. M. Stauber [1], B. A. Marmo [1],
[1] Xi Engineering Ltd, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Tonal noise from wind turbines can have effects on neighboring residences and its emission can result in strong regulatory penalties that can include the closure of wind farms. The authors present a model of a new broadband damping approach where containers filled with EniDamp™, an ... Read More

Harmonic Simulation of Viscoelastic Polymer Microcantilever for Electrostrictive Energy Harvesters

N. Alcheikh[1], C. Ayela[1], I. Dufour[1]
[1]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 ... Read More

Simulating Acoustic Combustion Chamber Eigenmodes to Facilitate Combustion Stability in Rocket Engines

R. Kaess [1], J. Braun [1],
[1] Airbus Safran Launchers, Ottobrunn, Germany

Airbus Safran Launchers is the market leader in Space Launch services. Rocket engines are among the most powerful machines that exist. The core of the rocket engine is the combustion chamber where in the case of liquid propellant rocket engines, fuel and oxidizer are injected, mixed and ... Read More

Analysis of High-Frequency Thermoacoustic Instabilities in Lean, Premixed Gas Turbine Combustors

F. Berger [1], T. Hummel [1], P. Romero [1], M. Schulze [1], B. Schuermans [2], T. Sattelmayer [1],
[1] Lehrstuhl für Thermodynamik, TU München, Germany
[2] GE Power, Switzerland

Modern gas turbine systems for power generation are prone develop so-called thermosacoustic instabilities in the combustion chamber. Physically, these instabilities emerge as large amplitude pressure oscillations within the combustor, which are caused by constructive feedback ... Read More

Simulation and Testing of a Tunable Organ Pipe for Ocean Acoustic Tomography

A. K. Morozov [1],
[1] Teledyne Technologies Inc., Falmouth, MA, USA

Teledyne Marine developed a system for the long-range ocean acoustic tomography, which uses a tunable, high-efficiency sound resonator. The high-Q resonator tunes to match the frequency and phase of a reference frequency-modulated signal. The analysis of a high-Q resonant organ pipe with ... Read More