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Design of Electroacoustic Absorbers Using PID Control

H. Lissek, R. Boulandet, and M. Maugard
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland

An \"electroacoustic absorber\" is a loudspeaker, used as an absorber of sound, which acoustic impedance can be varied by electrical means. This can be achieved either by plugging passive shunt electric networks at the loudspeaker terminals (“shunt loudspeakers”) or by feeding back the loudspeaker with a voltage proportional to acoustic quantities, such as sound pressure and diaphragm normal ...

Design and Simulation of Capacitive Pressure Sensor for Condition Monitoring

S. Sushma[1], R. Surekha[1], K. J. Rudhresha[1], S. Sahu [1], S. Singh4 [1], S. L. Pinjare6 [1],
[1] Dept. of ECE, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

This poster focuses on the development of a capacitive pressure sensor for condition monitoring applications. One method to measure vibrations is to mount an pressure sensor on the vibrating machinery or object and measure the pressure exerted due to vibrations. Measured pressure level helps to detect any deviations from the normal conditions.

Development of a Package for a Triaxial High-G Accelerometer Optimized for High Signal Fidelity

R. Langkemper [1], R. Külls [1], J. Wilde [2], S. Nau [1], S. Schopferer [1],
[1] Fraunhofer-Institut für Kurzzeitdynamik, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI, Freiburg, Germany
[2] Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik, Freiburg, Germany

Acceleration is an important quantity to be measured in high-speed dynamics. A new piezoresistive sensor for the measurement of high-amplitude, short-duration transient accelerations of up to 100,000 g has been developed at the Fraunhofer EMI. Its figure of merit (sensitivity x resonance frequency²) is about one order of magnitude higher than that of comparable state-of-the-art sensors. ...

Modeling of Near-Field Ultrasonic Levitation: Resolving Viscous and Acoustic Effects

I .F. Melikhov [1], A. S. Amosov [1], S. A. Chivilikhin [2],
[1] Corning Scientific Center, Saint Petersburg, Russia
[2] ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Ultrasonic levitation is a novel technology for contactless handing of various objects. It is already used in various manufacturing processes where it is important to keep untouched surface. In this paper we introduce a model of so-called near-field ultrasonic levitation which allows flying heights of the hundred-micron order. Our model computes air flow in the gap between a vibration source and ...

Modal Analysis of Microcantilever Response to Sine Wave Excitation Using Vibrational Speaker

M. Satthiyaraju [1], T. Ramesh [1],
[1] National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

The dynamic response of microcantilever, which is a simple microelectromechanical system (MEMS) structure, to sine wave excitation is studied using the vibrational speaker set up in the atmospheric damping. Microcantilever is fabricated using micro wire cut EDM process for high precision. Mostly silicon material is used for microsystems based structure. Here stainless steel was used and machined ...

3D Acoustic-Structure Interaction of Ultrasound in Fluids for the Manufacture of Graded Materials

J. Holt [1], C. Torres-Sanchez [1], P. Conway [1], M. G. Garcia-Romero [1],
[1] The Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK

Functionally graded materials (FGM) are those that contain chemical, phase or structural gradients. Whilst the design of functionally graded structures is well researched in areas such as shape optimisation and topology optimization, their manufacture is still in development. One potential method for manufacturing functional gradients within materials is the application of sonication, this is, ...

Optimization of an Acoustic Waveguide for Professional Audio Applications

M. Cobianchi[1] and R. Magalotti[1]
[1] B&C Speakers S.p.a., Bagno a Ripoli, FI, Italia

In modern live sound reinforcement there is a growing use of line sources, obtained through the stacking of many loudspeakers with properly controlled wavefront shape. Thus the use of waveguides is mandatory in order to modify the shape and size of the wavefront exiting from professional compression drivers. With the help of COMSOL Multiphysics®, we have designed a waveguide featuring an ...

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 two-dimensional plane strain model of the solid mechanics interface to calculate the eigenmodes of the coupled ...

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 interactions between the flame and the combustor's natural acoustic modes. The oscillations disturb the combustion ...

Simulation Studies on the Design of a Helmholtz Resonator type Underwater Acoustic Sensor

Karthi Pradeep[1], G. Suresh[2], V. Natarajan[2],
[1]National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Kerala, India
[2]Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi, Kerala, India

A Helmholtz resonator type acoustic sensor has been designed using analytical method and finite element modeling software, COMSOL Multiphysics®. The acoustic sensor is an aluminium double frustum, hour glass, shaped with the resonator at the bottom and an acoustic horn above to amplify the incoming acoustic signal. The horn provides a broad amplification of the incoming acoustic signal while the ...