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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 ...

Virtual Commissioning of Large Machines with COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

K. Kryniski [1], A. Trangard [1],
[1] ABB Corporate Research, Västerås, Sweden

In addition to using advanced functions built-into the engine of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, we integrate dynamic properties of rotating components that are measured or pre-computed. Here, it is shown how to integrate fluid-film characteristics and take advantage of post-processing and graphics to present the results to the customers using the Cloud. COMSOL® simulations of rotor-bearing ...

Sound Field Analysis of Monumental Structures by the Application of Diffusion Equation Model - new

Z. S. Gul[1], N. Xiang[2], M. Caliskan[3]
[1]Department of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
[2]School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
[3]Department of Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Sound energy distribution patterns within enclosed spaces are the basic concerns of architectural acoustics. Energy decays are analyzed for major acoustical parameter estimations, while spatial energy distribution and flow vectors are indicative in the analysis of sound energy circulation and concentration zones. In this study the acoustical field of a real-size multi-domed monumental ...

Application of a Weakly Non-Linear Analysis to the Analysis of Thermoacoustic Combustion Instabilities - new

D. Laera[1], S. M. Camporeale[1], G. Campa[2]
[1]Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy
[2]Ansaldo Energia, Genoa, Italy

The thermoacoustic combustion instabilities are complex phenomena that may occur in steady flow combustion systems that are aboard of, e.g., rocket engines or gas turbines. The phenomena involve the interaction of chemical reactions with fluid-dynamic and propagation of pressure waves in the combustion chamber. Combustion instabilities may lead to a stable condition (known as “limit-cycle”) ...

Compression Driver Simulation Including Air Damping in Phase Plug

R.Christensen, and U. Skov
iCapture ApS
Gadstrup, Denmark

A compression driver is a certain type of electrodynamic loudspeaker which has a phase plug with slits in front of the diaphragm. The slits are narrow enough that the so-called viscothermal effects are of significant importance. In this paper a 2D axisymmetric finite element model of a commercial compression driver is established where the vibroacoustic behavior can be evaluated. The ...

Increasing Heat Transfer in Microchannels with Surface Acoustic Waves - new

S. Berry[1]
[1]Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA, USA

In this numerical study, surface acoustic waves (SAWs) are evaluated as a potential disruptive flow technology for enhancing heat transfer in microchannels. Using COMSOL Multiphysics® software, the physics governing acoustics, single-phase-fluid flow and heat transfer are coupled. The results show that acoustic streaming can disrupt the bulk fluid flow, creating rotating vortices within the ...

Feed-forward/Feed-backward Mechanical Amplification in the Mouse Cochlea

J. Soons[1,2], C. Steele[2], S. Puria[2]
[1]Lab of Biomedical physics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
[2]Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, USA

Sound vibrations are collected from the external environment by the eardrum and are guided to the basilar membrane in the cochlea. Pressure differences in the two scalae of the cochlea result in a traveling wave on the basilar membrane. The tiny displacements are detected by the deflection of thousands of hair cells, situated along this membrane. It is hypothesized that some 3/4 of these hair ...

Study of a Loudspeaker in a Vehicle Door

M. K. Bogdanski [1], F. Malbos [2], M. Strauss [1],
[1] Harman Becker Automotive Systems, VPDT, Straubing, Germany
[2] Harman France, VPDT, Paris, France

COMSOL Multiphysics® was used to evaluate the performance of a woofer coupled to an automotive door. Two uses cases were considered: rigid and non-rigid door structures. Using the Structural Mechanics Module, the speaker membrane displacement was computed for both cases from 20Hz to 500 Hz. For the rigid door, all door components are assumed as fully rigid and there is no mechanical interaction ...

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 ...

Design and Implementation of Multichannel Piezoelectric Acoustic Sensor

R. S. Hallikar [1], S. Munshi [1], M. U. Kumari[1], K. Padmaraju[2],
[1] R. V. College of Engineering, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
[2] JNTU Kakinada, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India

This paper concentrates on developing a self-contained cochlea whose performance is at par with natural hearing. The Artificial Basilar Membrane (ABM) design is done in such a manner so as to get a performance similar to the natural hearing. Finite element analysis was done with the help of COMSOL Multiphysics software. Two materials, Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) and lead zirconate titanate ( ...