New Functionality in Version 4.3a
- New fluid model, Boundary layer approximation, for pressure acoustics that you
can use for modeling the thermal and viscous losses at boundaries of a duct as a bulk
loss (an equivalent fluid). You can choose between wide duct and narrow duct
- Enter viscous characteristic length directly in Biot equivalent fluid models: It is now
possible to enter the viscous characteristic length Lv or the viscous characteristic
length parameter s.
- Domain heat sources are now available in the physics interfaces for thermoacoustics.
Heat sources in the domain are useful when modeling optoacoustics and acoustic
heat exchangers. In connection with this addition of domain heat sources, the
symbols for acoustic monopole dipole volume sources in pressure acoustics have
changed (see below).
- Editing of advanced pressure acoustics equation settings when the equation form is
set to Frequency domain in the Pressure Acoustics node’s settings window. You can
then edit the expression for the scaling and the order of the non-reflecting boundary
condition approximation, which is necessary for a correct set up of the modal solver.
New and Updated Models
- A model (bk_4134_microphone) of the Brüel & Kjær 4134 condenser microphone,
comparing the modeled sensitivity level to measurements performed on an actual
microphone, which are in good agreement. The membrane deformation, pressure,
velocity, and electric field are also determined.
- A model (probe_tube_microphone) of a probe tube attached to a microphone. This
model requires the Acoustics Module and the Pipe Flow Module.
- An example (nonlinear_acoustics_westervelt_1d) demonstrating how to model
transient nonlinear propagation of finite-amplitude acoustic waves in fluids, solving
a 1D Westervelt equation.
- A model (piezoacoustic_spherical) of a spherical piezoacoustic transducer. The
device is poled along the radial direction of the sphere, requiring the definition of a
new local system of coordinates.
- A model (acoustics_particulate_filter) demonstrating acoustics of a
particulate-filter-like system. This updated version computes the acoustic
transmission loss through a particulate-filter-like system using the Poroelastic Waves
Backward Compatibility vs. Version 4.3
- TThe symbols for the acoustics monopole (Qm; was Q) and dipole (qd; was q)
volume sources in pressure acoustics have changed.
- The default value for the Typical wave speed property in the Acoustic-Piezoelectric
Interaction, Frequency Domain interface has changed to 343 m/s.