C. R. Pérez , J. J. Santiago-Avilés ,
 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
 Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common sensory deficit in the world, and within this category damage or loss of the primary sensory cells of the inner ear, known as hair cells is the most common cause . Partial hearing loss is addressed by the use of hearing aids, electronic devices that greatly amplify sound directly into the user's ear, but for more severe cases cochlear implants are ...
C. Thiagarajan, Gururajan R., A. H. Baig, Prema S.
ATOA Scientific Technologies Pvt Ltd, Whitefield, Bangalore, Karnataka India
University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba Qld 4350, Australia.
RMK Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Stethoscope is in use for more than 200 years for medical diagnostics, especially for auscultation. Recently, the unprecedented growth in mobile technology revived the use of stethoscope for Telehealthcare. Digital or electronic stethoscopes are increasingly researched for use in Telehealthcare. This paper mainly focuses on the acoustical and multiphysics design aspects of the stethoscope for ...
V. Romero-García, A. Krynkin, J.V. Sánchez-Pérez, S. Castiñeira-Ibáñez, and L.M. Garcia-Raffi
Centro de Tecnologías Físicas Acústica, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
School of Computing, Science & Engineering, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom
Depto. Física Aplicada, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Instituto Universitario de Matemática Pura y Aplicada, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
The elastic and geometrical properties of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) foam are used in this paper to improve the attenuation properties of periodic arrangements of acoustic scatterers known as Sonic Crystals (SCs). A specific recycled profile of LDPE foam is used as elastic-acoustic scatterer. The acoustic spectrum of the single scatterer shows two attenuation peaks in the low frequency ...
V. Vadde, and B. Lakshmi G
In this paper, we develop and analyze a standard piezoacoustic Tonpilz-transducer model for underwater acoustics in Comsol by addressing the attendant piezoelectric and pressure acoustic multiphysics phenomena. Transducer properties that are studied and characterized are the center frequency, bandwidth, linearity, sensitivity, and noise figure. In an effort to miniaturize the transducer, a ...
R. De Luca[1,2], J. Fromageau, H.W. Chan, F. Marinozzi, J. Bamber
Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, England, United Kingdom
Sapienza University of Rome, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rome, Italy
Shear wave elastography is an innovative technique used in combination with the traditional ultrasound imaging to improve the specificity of cancer imaging. A two-dimensional finite element model (FEM), composed of realistic boundary conditions, was developed in COMSOL Multiphysics® to simulate the propagation of shear waves induced by an acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) in isotropic, ...
J. Soons[1,2], C. Steele, S. Puria
Lab of Biomedical physics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
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 ...
D. Borelli and C. Schenone
DIPTEM, University of Genova, Genova, Italy
The present paper describes the results of a Finite Element Model used to analyze sound propagation in lined ducts. By means of a numerical model it was possible to predict the insertion loss inside rectangular lined ducts in a frequency range from 250 Hz to 4000 Hz. The model was validated by a comparison with experimental data obtained in accordance to ISO 11691 and ISO 7235 standards. The ...
M. Cobianchi and R. Magalotti
 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 ...
Modeling Thermal Bridging at Interface Conditions: Analysis of Solutions for Reducing Thermal Bridges Effects on Building Energy Consumption
C. Balocco, E. Marmonti
Dipartimento di Energetica, Università di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
In Europe considerable building activity can be expected over the coming decades; Net Zero Energy Buildings refers to a building with minimal power, until maximum 15 kW/m^2. In both cases this requires very well insulated buildings with minimal thermal bridges. Concrete balconies, that extend the floor slab through the building envelope, are a common example of thermal bridging, where structural ...
G.D. Cole, M. Aspelmeyer, and I. Wilson-Rae
University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany
Micro-and nanoscale mechanical resonators have recently emerged as ubiquitous devices for use in advanced technological applications, for example in mobile communications and inertial sensors, and as novel tools for fundamental scientific endeavors. We report a significant advancement towards understanding and controlling support-induced losses through the demonstration of an efficient numerical ...