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Investigation of Scattering Effects in Colloidal Systems

D. M. Forrester [1],
[1] Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom

When the particles in a colloid come close to each other, multiple scattering in ultrasonic beams is no longer negligible and crowded particle effects emerge. The presence of each particle affects the scattering of all others, leading to coupling effects. We investigate the interaction of a range of sizes of particles, arranged periodically or randomly (in medium to high ultrasonic frequency ...

Acoustics Applications Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

R. C. Thiagarajan
ATOA Technologies, Bangalore, India.

Multiphysics acoustics is increasingly used to design products to meet sound, ultrasound and infrasound and other structural, thermal, electromagnetic requirements. In this paper, Multiphysics Acoustical applications such as digital stethoscope, glazing products and acoustical metamaterials are detailed. Stethoscopes are in use for more than 200 years for medical diagnostics, especially for ...

Can the Drumhead be Decomposed from Spectra? - An Application for the Chesapeake Bay

K. McIlhany[1], and R. Malek-Madani[2]
[1]Physics Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA
[2]Mathematics Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA

In 1966, mathematician Mark Kac proposed the question "Can One Hear the Shape of a Drum?" in an article for American Mathematical Monthly. In attempting to resolve the Chesapeake Bay from an eigenfunctional approach, a one-to-one mapping of this famous problem has been identified. The quote above will re-write to "Can One Hear the Shape of a Drum from Multiple Point-Sampled Spectra?". This ...

Design and Characterization of MEMS Based Accelerometers for Various Applications - new

R. Singh[1], M. Singh[2]
[1]National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Karnataka, India
[2]Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Today, MEMS based accelerometers are used in a variety of applications. To name a few, they are used in safety systems in automobiles, it has added a new dimension to miniaturization of devices, it has replaced traditional piezoelectric accelerometers, which were big and difficult to use. For its various applications, differing bandwidth (operating frequency range) and amplitude of vibration are ...

Acoustic Attenuation Performance Of Helicoidal Resonator Due To Distance Change From Different Cross-Sectional Elements Of Cylindrical Duct

W. Łapka
Poznań University of Technology, Poznań, Poland

This work presents acoustic attenuation performance of helicoidal resonator due to distance change from different cross-sectional elements of cylindrical duct. The helicoidal resonator properties are described mainly in in infinite long cylindrical duct. For practical applications it is important to know the limits of use of this solution. This paper describes how the helicoidal resonator should ...

Beam Structure As an Acoustic Wave Sensor: A Study of the Effect of Sensor Design on Its Sensitivity to Noise

F. Akasheh[1], A. Biddle[1], W.S. Shepard Jr.[2], and B.B.B. Zhang[2]
[1]Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL, USA
[2]University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

The detection and identification of the location of a sound source is commonly done using arrays of microphones. A recent new alternative approach has been proposed which involves the use of continuous structures, such as beams or plates, as acoustic wave sensors. The sound wave impinging on the surface of the structure causes it to vibrate and the measured surface displacements can then be used ...

Numerical Study on Acoustic Field Generated by Dipole Sources in Noncircular Pipe

H. Zhang, W. Lin, and X. Wang
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Acoustics, Beijing, China

Acoustical well logging is an important technology for petroleum industry. Calibration and testing of tools in real wells is not feasible because the cost is high and the condition is not controllable. During manufacturing and maintaining, the logging tools are usually tested in a fluid filled circular pipe. The acoustic field in non-circular wells are calculated by using of the PDE mode of ...

Innovating New Products using Multiphysics Modeling


Dr. Shekhawat is currently the General Manager for New Products Development at Secure Meters Ltd., Udaipur. Prior to this, he was with CEERI, Pilani for 23 years. He has a Ph.D., MS, M. Sc. (Physics) and BE (EEE) from BITS, Pilani. He is the recipient of several honours including the DAAD Fellowship, Germany and National Science Talent Fellowship. His areas of research include Ultrasonic ...

COMSOL® Analysis for Duct Acoustic - new

M. M. Ghulam [1], E. J. Gutmark [1],
[1] Aerospace Department, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA

COMSOL analysis of the acoustic modes of two different Combustion Wind Tunnel Facility’s test sections was conducted in this project. The test sections are rectangular ducts, therefore the mathematical expressions to predict the longitudinal and transverse modes inside a tube were used and compared with COMSOL simulations. Three different cases with different boundary conditions were simulated ...

Time Domain Construction of Acoustic Scattering by Elastic Targets Through Finite Element Analysis - new

A. Gunderson [1], B. Simon [1], A. Bonomo [1], M. Isakson [1],
[1] Applied Research Laboratories, University of Texas - Austin, Austin, TX, USA

Finite element models for acoustic scattering from three dimensional underwater elastic objects, calculated in the frequency domain, are transformed to the time domain through Fourier synthesis using COMSOL Multiphysics®. The time domain mirrors the way in which experimental scattering data from real targets is acquired. Fluid elements are modeled using built-in physics in COMSOL’s acoustics ...