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Modeling of Ultrasonic Transducers and Ultrasonic Wave Propagation for Commercial Applications Using Finite Elements with Experimental Visualization of Waves for Validation - new

D. R. Andrews[1]
[1]Cambridge Ultrasonics, Over, UK

Finite element (FE) modelling of ultrasonic propagation using COMSOL Multiphysics® simulations can be used to create images of waves. Unfortunately, in time-stepping solutions, it is possible for numerical instabilities to grow large and dominate the solution adversely. Any design of transducer that is based upon poorly-configured FE models is unlikely to perform as expected and will almost ...

Lamb Waves and Dispersion Curves in Plates and It’s Applications in NDE Experiences Using Comsol Multiphysics

P. Gómez, J. P. Fernandez, and P. D. García
Hydro-Geophysics & NDE Modeling Unit
University of Oviedo
Mieres, Spain

In this paper, a model for numerically obtaining lamb wave modes and dispersion curves in plates is presented. It is shown that COMSOL Multiphysics can be employed to simulate the behavior of guided waves in dispersive plates, which is useful for NDE applications. A two dimensional steel plate (4x0.1 meters) is excited with a space-time impact point source. To model the point source, we use ...

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 ...

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 ...

Acoustic Wave Propagation in Water Filled Buried Polyethylene Pipes - new

T. Graf[1], T. Gisler[1], P. Sollberger[1], O. Schaelli[1]
[1]School of Engineering and Architecture, Lucerne University, Horw, Switzerland

Axisymmetric acoustic waves propagating along buried water pipes have been investigated by FEM and experimentally. Universal dispersion relations of the fundamental mode were obtained as a function of the standard dimension ratio SDR and of the material surrounding the pipe (soil, air). At low frequency there exists little dispersion and the “dc” phase velocity of the leak noise is independent ...

Simulation of Impact Damage in a Composite Plate and Its Detection

V. Pavelko[1], I. Pavelko[1], M. Smolyaninovs[1], H. Pffeifer[2], M. Wevers[2]
[1]Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia
[2]Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

A problem of damage prediction in aircraft structure and its non-destructive evaluation is very important for aircraft structural health assessment. The analysis of the features of direct impact of thin-walled laminate component of aircraft was performed by COMSOL Multiphysics software. Mainly the GFRC and CFRC laminates were selected in form either thin separate plate or sandwich structure. The ...

PA Loudspeaker System Design Using Multiphysics Simulation

R. Balistreri [1],
[1] QSC Audio Products, LLC., Costa Mesa, CA, USA

This paper utilizes lumped circuits equivalent and pressure acoustics to simulate the behavior of a PA loudspeaker in order to improve its design.

Multiphysics Modeling of Sound Absorbing Fibrous Materials

T. G. Zielinski [1]
[1] Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Many of fibrous materials are very good sound absorbers, because the acoustic waves, which propagate in air and penetrate a fibrous layer, interact with the fibers so that the wave energy is dissipated. The dissipation is related to some viscous and thermal effects occurring on the micro-scale level. On the macroscopic level, a fibrous medium can be treated as an effective inviscid fluid, ...

Acoustic Wave Crack Detection: A First Principles Approach

R. W. Pryor [1],
[1] Pryor Knowledge Systems, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA

Crack detection is and has been an active field of exploration, both theoretical and applied for a number of years. It is the belief of this author that the concepts presented herein explore a new methodology for the modeling and the detection of cracks and families of cracks in crystalline solids, polycrystalline solids and high viscosity amorphous materials (glasses). In the case of the ...

Dynamics of Rotors on Hydrodynamic Bearings

R. Eling[1]
[1]Mitsubishi Turbocharger & Engine Europe, Almere, The Netherlands

This study presents a rotordynamic analysis of a rotor on hydrodynamic bearings using COMSOL Multiphysics®. In this paper, the complexity of the model is gradually increased. Starting point of the analysis is the modal analysis of the rotor in free-free conditions. A Reynolds model is set up to predict the film pressure distribution under shaft loading. Due to the cross coupling terms of the ...

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