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Finite Element Simulation of a Surface Acoustic Wave Driven Linear Motor

B. Behera [1], H. B. Nemade [1], S. Trivedi [1],
[1] Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India

The paper presents finite element simulation of a surface acoustic wave (SAW) linear motor. The function of SAW linear motor depends on the principle of friction drive provided by SAW propagating on a piezoelectric substrate. The SAW motor comprises of a slider driven by Rayleigh wave generated on a piezoelectric stator using an interdigital transducer (IDT) fabricated on surface of the stator. ...

FEM Simulation for ‘Pulse-Echo’ Performances of an Ultrasound Imaging Linear Probe

L. Spicci[1]
[1]Esaote SpA, Florence, Italy

Pulse-echo FEM simulation is seldom found in literature for ultrasound imaging array probes, since the complete modeling of such device is extremely complicated. Nevertheless, the 2D FEM described in the present work was successful, thanks to the following design procedure (see figure): Two piezoacoustic models were employed, one for transmission of the pressure wave into the acoustic domain, ...

Application of Transfer Matrix Method in Acoustics

G. Campa, and S.M. Camporeale
Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy

The Transfer Matrix method in the Acoustics Module of COMSOL Multiphysics is used when the whole system can be represented into a sequence of subsystems that interact only with adjacent subsystems. This method is frequently used in mathematics and, particularly, in acoustics. The application of the present method is really useful, because it permits to break the total system into a network of ...

Dynamic Structural Modelling of Wind Turbines Using COMSOL Multiphysics

C. Van der Woude, and S. Narasimhan
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada

This paper presents a study of a wind turbine subjected to wind and seismic loading, carried out using COMSOL Multiphysics. The dynamic properties and response of wind turbine structures are of interest, as recent developments in wind energy have led to the design and construction of increasingly large and flexible turbine structures. A typical turbine structure model was created in COMSOL and ...

Modeling Scattering from Rough Poroelastic Surfaces Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

A. Bonomo[1], M. Isakson[1]
[1]Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

COMSOL Multiphysics® is used to address the problem of acoustic scattering from one-dimensional rough poroelastic surfaces. The poroelastic sediment is modeled following the Biot-Stoll formulation. The rough surfaces are generated using a modified power law spectrum. Both monostatic and bistatic scattering strengths are calculated. These results are compared with more conventional scattering ...

Modeling the Effect of a Crack on the Flow-Induced Vibration of Supported Pipes

J. H. Lee [1], S. M. Al-Said [2],
[1] American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
[2] Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan

In this paper, the effect of a crack to the flow-induced vibration characteristics of supported pipes is investigated based on vibration method. In order to estimate the crack location and depth in the pipe, we need to utilize the variation of the difference between the natural frequencies of the pipe conveying fluid with and without crack. The pipe is fluid loaded via interaction with the ...

Simulation of Acoustic Energy Harvesting Using Piezoelectric Plates in a Quarter-Wavelength Straight-Tube Resonator

B. Li[1], J.H. You[1]
[1]Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA

An acoustic energy harvesting mechanism at low frequency (~200 Hz) using lead zirconate titanate (PZT) piezoelectric cantilever plates placed inside a quarter-wavelength straight-tube resonator has been studied using COMSOL Multiphysics 4.3 and compared with experimental data. When the tube resonator is excited by an incident wave at its acoustic eigenfrequency, an amplified acoustic resonant ...

Calculation of Surface Acoustic Waves on a Piezoelectric Substrate using Amazon™ Cloud Computing

U. Vogel [1], M. Spindler [1], S. Wege [1], T. Gemming [1]
[1] Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials, Dresden, Germany

In this work, we seek to simulate SAWs for a better understanding and to benchmark the currently available cloud computing possibilities of COMSOL Multiphysics® software. By using the MEMS module we demonstrate 3D models with reduced geometry to achieve principle information about the wavefield. For a benchmark, a high-speed workstation with limited memory (RAM) is compared to the most potent ...

A Multiphysics Approach to the Design of Loudspeaker Drivers

R. Magalotti [1]
[1] B&C Speakers, Bagno a Ripoli, Italy

Loudspeaker drivers are energy transducers: their main goal is to efficiently convert electrical energy to acoustic energy (sound), through the movement of mechanical parts. As such, they are prime candidates for the application of multiphysics methods and tools. The talk will outline the growing set of tools that COMSOL Multiphysics® software puts in the hands of the loudspeaker designer; ...

Simulation of Horn Driver Response by Direct Combination of CD Frequency Response and Horn FEA

D. Cinanni [1],
[1] Ciare S.r.l., Italy

Today a horn driver developing is still time and cost consuming. In addition compression driver behavior depends by the horn profile. In this study is proposed a new technique to model a combination of an existing compression driver and a virtual horn, in order to predict the horn driver acoustic behavior. This procedure comprises compression driver measurement on a Plane Wave Tube and horn ...