Technical Papers and Presentations

Here you will find presentations given at COMSOL Conferences around the globe. The presentations explore the innovative research and products designed by your peers using COMSOL Multiphysics. Research topics span a wide array of industries and application areas, including the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical disciplines. Use the Quick Search to find presentations pertaining to your application area.

A Domain Decomposition Algorithm for Dissipative or non Dissipative Acoustic Cavities

Balabane M.
University Paris 13 - Math. dpt.

This note is devoted to a domain decomposition method solving the Helmholtz equation in the frequency domain. We need to perform this global computation as a sequence of local computations, each computation being performed on a single subdomain, without any knowledge of the geometry and meshing of the other subdomains. This is useful when the global geometry is too big to be stored in a single ...

Piezoelectric Buzzer Optimization for Micropumps

A. Garcia[1], A. Marcus[1], F. Tejo[1], C. Precker[1], C. Moreira[2]
[1]Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil
[2]Instituto Federal de Alagoas, Maceio, AL, Brazil

Piezoelectric buzzers are low cost devices which can be used successfully as actuators in diaphragm-based micro-pumps. The buzzers are piezoelectric wafers (lead-zirconate-titanate-PZT) that are glued on a brass membrane and they are available within different sizes and thicknesses. For the best performance of a diaphragm pump, it is necessary to have a large displacement of the membrane. This ...

Sound Attenuation by Hearing Aid Earmold Tubing

M. Herring Jensen
Widex A/S, Vaerloese, Denmark

In this study we model the sound attenuation properties of a hearing aid earmold tube. The model includes thermoviscous acoustic effects and it couples structural vibrations to the external acoustic field. Moreover, the finite element domain is coupled at two boundaries with an electroacoustic model of a hearing aid and an acoustic 2-cc coupler.

Acoustic Attenuation Performance Of Helicoidal Resonator Due To Distance Change From Different Cross-Sectional Elements Of Cylindrical Duct

W. Łapka
Poznań University of Technology, Poznań, Poland

This work presents acoustic attenuation performance of helicoidal resonator due to distance change from different cross-sectional elements of cylindrical duct. The helicoidal resonator properties are described mainly in in infinite long cylindrical duct. For practical applications it is important to know the limits of use of this solution. This paper describes how the helicoidal resonator should ...

The Significance of Coupling in 3D Modelling of Acoustic Wave Propagation in a Cavity Containing Air and Porous Absorbent

L. Kelly, Y.W. Lam, and M. Avis
Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment, University of Salford

This study examines acoustic wave propagation in air and porous media in three dimensions using numerical models; in particular it looks at the significance of the coupling effect between the air and porous layer. The numerical model consist of a layer of air and a layer of porous absorbent which are modelled as equivalent fluid and are characterised by complex characteristic impedance based ...

Design and Simulation of SAW Device using MEMS Technology

P.R. Basha, B. Mishra, and A. Zachariah
School of Electronics Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

The realization of miniature SAW device is compatible on CMOS device for mobile and wireless communication system has become very important in recent years. Acoustic wave propagation along the surface of a piezoelectric material provides a means of implementing a variety of signal processing devices at frequency ranging from several MHz to a few GHz. In this work, a Miniature SAW device is ...

Room-Acoustics in Open Space Offices

T. Zeugin
Zeugin Bauberatungen AG
Münsingen, Switzerland

Especially in large offices and call centers the noise pollution of Employees and mutual disturbance is an actual problem. The existing distribution of the sound pressure level in a range of frequency from 100 – 250 Hz show significant noise pollution also at remote workplaces for the current state of the examined large office. For improvements the influence of compact wideband sound ...

Matryoshka Locally Resonant Sonic Crystal

D. P. Elford, L. Chalmers, F. V. Kusmartsev, and G. M. Swallowe
Department of Physics
Loughborough University
Loughborough, UK

The results of numerical modelling of sonic crystals with resonant array elements are reported. The acoustic band structure and transmission characteristics of such systems have been computed with the use of finite element methods. An existence of a separate attenuation mechanism associated with the resonant elements, which increases performance in the lower frequency regime has been ...

Design Optimization of a Microphone by Modeling and Simulation

E. Nesvijski
Acoustics@ MBD Consultants LLC.
Westborough, MA

Applied 2D scale model presents a semi-realistic design or a microphone and shows the main mechanical, magnetic coil and electrical parts. Some non-vital elements are excluded for better focusing on acoustic properties of the microphone. The models are tested for frequency response, acoustic power loss, directivity patterns as well design and materials optimization. Based on 2D model analysis ...

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