University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, Renfrewshire, UK
The Jecklin Disk is a sound absorbing disk placed between two omnidirectional microphones. It is used to recreate some of the frequency-response, time and amplitude variations human listeners’ experience, but in such a way that the recordings also produce a useable stereo image through loudspeakers. This paper presents a finite element model able to simulate the effects on sound propagation ...
J. Soons[1,2], C. Steele, S. Puria
Lab of Biomedical physics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
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 ...
A Study of the Effects of Mounting Supports, and Dissipation on a Piezoelectric Quartz Double-Ended Tuning Fork Gyroscope
G. Choi, Y. Yong
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
A COMSOL model of a piezoelectric quartz double ended tuning fork gyroscope was implemented. The gyroscope has two detection modes; the first mode detects the angular velocity about a z-axis perpendicular to the tuning fork plane (x-y plane), while the second mode detects the angular velocity about a y-axis that is the longitudinal axis along the length of the tuning fork. Eigenfrequency ...
P. Bonfiglio and F. Pompoli
Materiacustica S.r.l., Ferrara, Italy
Engineering Department, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
The present work deals with a numerical investigation of resonating systems used for noise control applications. In literature one can find analytical models based on fluiddynamics concepts for evaluating losses occurring across the holes of the perforates. In the paper an acoustical formulation based on the equivalent dissipative fluid approach will be analyzed. It will be firstly applied to ...
Influence of Thermal Conductivity and Plasma Pressure on Temperature Distribution and Acoustical Eigenfrequencies of High-Intensity Discharge Lamps
J. Schwieger, B. Baumann, M. Wolff, F. Manders, J. Suijker
Heinrich-Blasius-Institute of Physical Technologies, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany
Philips Lighting, Turnhout, Belgium
High-intensity discharge (HID) lamps are energy-efficient light sources with excellent color qualities. A three-dimensional model of a low-wattage lamp, which includes plasma, electrodes, and burner walls, was developed in COMSOL Multiphysics®. Most parameters appearing in the coupled differential equations of the model, such as viscosity, thermal and electrical conductivity are temperature ...
Modeling and Experimental Verification of the Power Transfer and Thermal Characteristics of Piezoelectric Transformers Subjected to Combined Mechanical and Electrical Loading
S. Tuncdemir, W.M. Bradley
Solid State Ceramics, Williamsport, PA, USA
QorTek, Williamsport, PA, USA
A piezoelectric transformer allows purely mechanical transfer and scaling of electrical energy via simultaneous utilization of both the direct and converse piezoelectric effects. This mechanical energy transfer enables a wide range of functional differences from typical magnetic-based electrical power transformers. Comparing to their electromagnetic counterparts, piezoelectric transformers are ...
A. Daneryd, D. Ericsson
ABB Corporate Research, Västerås, Sweden
COMSOL AB, Stockholm, Sweden
For certain classes of scientific and technical computations the cloud may offer easily accessible, scalable, and affordable gigantic computing power. A power that for these classes may lead to a step change in model and analysis complexity compared to what is feasible with dedicated clusters and similar networked solutions. Acoustics with or without interaction with coupled physics fields ...
N. Nama , R. Barnkob , C. J. Kähler , T. J. Huang , F. Costanzo 
 Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA
 Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics, Bundeswehr University Munich, Neubiberg, Germany
Introduction - The ability to precisely manipulate fluid and particles at microscales is one of the essential requirements for various lab-on-a-chip applications such as drug diagnostics, chemical synthesis etc. Recently, the nonlinear interaction of surface acoustic waves (SAW) with fluid at microscales has been utilized to achieve this aim. When surface acoustic waves interact with fluid ...
V. Romero-García, A. Krynkin, J.V. Sánchez-Pérez, S. Castiñeira-Ibáñez, and L.M. Garcia-Raffi
Centro de Tecnologías Físicas Acústica, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
School of Computing, Science & Engineering, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom
Depto. Física Aplicada, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Instituto Universitario de Matemática Pura y Aplicada, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
The elastic and geometrical properties of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) foam are used in this paper to improve the attenuation properties of periodic arrangements of acoustic scatterers known as Sonic Crystals (SCs). A specific recycled profile of LDPE foam is used as elastic-acoustic scatterer. The acoustic spectrum of the single scatterer shows two attenuation peaks in the low frequency ...
M. Usai, S. Carcangiu, G. Concu
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
Department of Civil Engineering, Environmental and Architecture, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
In the field of assessment methodologies, particular importance is given to Non-Destructive Testing Techniques, which aspire to achieve the highest number of information about materials and structures without altering their condition. Ultrasonic Testing exploits the transmission and reflection characteristics of mechanical waves with appropriate frequencies passing through the investigated item. ...