Acoustics Modeling in COMSOL Multiphysics®

October 29–November 1, 2024 11:00 a.m. EDT

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Intensive introduction to simulating acoustics and vibrations using COMSOL Multiphysics®

This intensive course on simulating acoustics and vibrations using COMSOL Multiphysics software provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the Acoustics Module, an add-on to COMSOL Multiphysics.

During this 4-day course, we will discuss the capabilities of the Acoustics Module for modeling acoustics and vibrations as well as the interactions between these phenomena. You will learn how to use the built in functionalities to efficiently model an acoustic system that can include pressure waves in fluids and elastic waves in solids with possible couplings between pressure acoustics, structural mechanics, poroelastic waves, and piezoelectricity. You will also learn how to conduct modal, frequency domain and time domain analysis in order to obtain the desired output.

We will also discuss more advanced topics, such as thermoviscous acoustics, aeroacoustics, nonlinear acoustics, nondestructive testing, and electroacoustics. By the end of the course, you will understand the available numerical methods included in the Acoustics Module and know how to combine them for multiscale analysis of complicated acoustic systems.

Training Course Objective

The goal of this course is to immerse you in the COMSOL Multiphysics® modeling workflow and help you feel comfortable working with the Acoustics Module. We will use a combination of instructor-led and self-guided hands-on training together with theoretical and practical lectures. By the end of the training course, you will know how to efficiently model acoustics and vibrations with the COMSOL® software.


Day 1

11 a.m.–1 p.m. EDT

  • Introductory example (guided hands-on)
  • Overview of acoustics analysis in COMSOL Multiphysics®

2–5 p.m. EDT

  • Pressure acoustics analysis – modeling with the finite element method
    • Meshing wave problems
    • Physics setup (fluid models, sources, and boundary conditions)

Day 2 

11 a.m.–1 p.m. EDT

  • Pressure acoustics analysis – modeling with the finite element method
    • Modeling open boundaries using perfectly matched layers
    • Solver setting options for large acoustic models
    • Transient analysis

2 p.m.–5 p.m. EDT

  • Pressure acoustics analysis – modeling with the discontinuous Galerkin method
  • Analysis of elastic waves and vibrations 
  • Acoustic–structure interaction

Day 3

Work on exercises (no class)

Day 4 

11 a.m.–1 p.m. EDT

  • Thermoviscous acoustics
  • Aeroacoustics and ultrasound
  • Geometrical acoustics

2–5 p.m. EDT

  • Piezoelectric effects
  • Electroacoustics
  • Multiscale modeling for complicated acoustics systems

Suggested Background 

This course assumes familiarity with the fundamentals of acoustics. We strongly recommend that those new to COMSOL Multiphysics® take the Introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics® training course prior to attending this class.

Pricing & Payment Methods 

The price for this online training course is $995 per person.

We offer an academic discount to those who qualify. The academic rate for this course is $795.

We accept payment by credit card, company purchase order, check, wire, or direct deposit. For security purposes, please do not send credit card information via email.

Mail payments or purchase orders to:   COMSOL, Inc.   100 District Avenue   Burlington, MA 01803

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This training course will be recorded, and the recording will be made available to all paid registrants. 

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October 29–November 1, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. EDT (UTC-04:00)
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