Application Gallery

The Application Gallery features COMSOL Multiphysics® tutorial and demo app files pertinent to the electrical, structural, acoustics, fluid, heat, and chemical disciplines. You can use these examples as a starting point for your own simulation work by downloading the tutorial model or demo app file and its accompanying instructions.

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Baffled Membrane

Learn how to use the Acoustic-Shell Interaction interface in this tutorial example of a thin vibrating membrane set in an infinite baffle. This example demonstrates how to model the acoustic interaction between a vibrating membrane and the surrounding air. In order to focus on the principles, the geometry is kept simple and the driving mechanism is not modeled.

Transient Gaussian Explosion

An ellipse with sound-hard walls has the interesting property that an acoustic signal emanating from one of the foci refocuses at the other focal point b/c seconds later, where b (in meters) is the major axis length and c (m/s) is the speed of sound. This model involves a Gaussian explosion at one focus of an ellipse to illustrate some properties of time-dependent acoustic problems. The ...

Multilayered Porous Material: Poroelastic Waves with Thermal and Viscous Losses (Biot-Allard Model)

In applications where pressure and elastic waves propagate in porous materials filled with air, both thermal and viscous losses are important. This is typically the case in insulation materials for rooms, lining materials in car cabins, or foams used in headsets and speakers. Another example is porous material in mufflers in the automotive industry. In many cases, these materials can be modeled ...

Acoustic Cloaking

Two articles in the New Journal of Physics describe how to derive necessary conditions on an anisotropic density tensor to create a perfect acoustic cloak in 2D, and show how this material can be realized in practice as a layered shell with isotropic properties in each layer. These two example files illustrate simplest possible implementations using both anisotropic density and the layered ...

Lumped Loudspeaker Driver

This is a model of a moving-coil loudspeaker where a lumped parameter analogy represents the behavior of the electrical and mechanical speaker components. The Thiele-Small parameters (small-signal parameters) serve as input to the lumped model, which is represented by an Electric Circuit physics. The lumped model is coupled to a 2D axisymmetric Pressure Acoustics model describing the ...

Transfer Impedance of a Perforate

Perforates are plates with a distribution of small perforations or holes. They are used in muffler systems, sound absorbing panels, and in many other places as liners, where it is important to control attenuation precisely. As the perforations become smaller and smaller, viscous and thermal losses become more important. The attenuation behavior, which is also frequency dependent, can be ...

Small Concert Hall Analyzer

Designing structures and open spaces with respect to sound quality is important for concert halls, outdoor environments, as well as the rooms of a house. You can simulate acoustics in the high-frequency limit, where the wavelength is smaller than the geometrical features, with ray acoustics. This application analyzes the acoustics of a small concert hall using the *Ray Acoustics* physics ...

Gaussian Pulse Absorption by Perfectly Matched Layers: Pressure Acoustics, Transient

This tutorial simulates a standard test and benchmark model for perfectly matched layers (PMLs) as absorbing boundary conditions in the time domain. It involves the propagation of a transient Gaussian pulse with no flow. The _Pressure Acoustics, Transient_ interface is used together with PMLs to reduce the computational domain and suppress the reflections from the artificial boundaries. An ...

Vibrating Plate in a 2D Viscous Parallel Plate Flow

This is a small 2D demonstration model that couples the *Linearized Navier-Stokes, Frequency Domain*, *Solid Mechanics*, and *Creeping Flow* physics interfaces to model the vibrations of a plate located in a 2D viscous parallel plate flow. This type of model is used to model fluid-structure interaction (FSI) in the frequency domain. For simplicity, the flow is assumed to be a creeping flow. ...

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 frequency of the system depends on the gas in the resonator. The model uses the Thermoviscous Acoustic, Frequency ...

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