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Acoustics Modulex

Photoacoustic Resonator

This is a model of a simple photoacoustic (or optoacoustic) resonator. A pulsating laser heats a gas causing expansion and contraction and thus creates pressure waves. Such devices are used as sensors for measuring material parameters of the gas inside the resonator. The resonance ... Read More

Isotropic-Anisotropic Sample: Elastic Wave Propagation

In this 2D tutorial, a test sample consists on one side of an isotropic material and on the other side of a heterogeneous anisotropic material (a transverse anisotropic zinc crystal). Elastic waves in the sample are excited by a point-like force. The model is solved with the Elastic ... Read More

Acoustics of a Pipe System with 3D Bend and Junction

This tutorial shows how to model the propagation of acoustic waves in large pipe systems by coupling the *Pipe Acoustics* interface to the *Pressure Acoustics* interface. The tutorial is set up in both the time domain and the frequency domain. 1D pipe acoustics is used to model the ... Read More

Open Pipe

In this model, sound created by a vibrating piston radiates through a baffled pipe. The impedance is measured and then used in an impedance boundary condition that replaces the surrounding air domain. This technique can be employed to reduce solution time and memory usage for large ... 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

Topology Optimization and Verification of an Acoustic Mode in a 2D Room

This tutorial introduces the use of topology optimization in acoustics. The goal of the optimization is to find the optimal material distribution (solid or air) in a given design domain, here the ceiling of a 2D room, that minimizes the average sound pressure level in an objective ... Read More

Plane Wave Scattering off a 2D Axisymmetric Object: Plane Wave Expansion Approach

The problem of a plane wave scattering off a cylinder-shaped object suggests the use of the 2D axisymmetric formulation. This can save computation time and reduce the memory usage compared to the model in 3D space. This example demonstrates the use of the built-in plane wave expansion ... Read More

OW Microspeaker: Simulation and Correlation with Measurements

This model analyzes the electromagnetic, mechanical, and acoustical characteristics of the OWS-1943T-8CP (discontinued) speaker. Beside certain details, the geometry, material properties, and measurements are copyright by Ole Wolff. Starting from the geometry of the speaker, an ... Read More

Immersion Ultrasonic Testing Setup

This tutorial showcases the principles of the immersion ultrasonic testing technique. A search unit placed in a water tank sends an ultrasonic pulse signal that scatters off a solid object. Part of the signal is reflected back to the search unit by the object and possible flaws in it. By ... Read More

Piezoelectric Tonpilz Transducer with a Prestressed Bolt

A tonpilz transducer is used for relatively low frequency, high power sound emission. It is one of the popular transducer configurations for SONAR applications. The transducer consists of piezoceramic rings stacked between a head mass and a tail mass which are connected by a central ... Read More