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Modelling Vibrations and Acoustics in COMSOL Multiphysics Seminar

16:00 - 17:00
11 December 2018
Building 13/3021

Event details

ISVR Engineering Research Seminar Series

The Boundary Element Method (BEM) was recently added to the Acoustics Module of the numerical modelling software suite COMSOL Multiphysics®, in addition to the existing Finite Element Method (FEM) capabilities. In comparison to FEM, BEM reduces the compute time when modelling acoustic propagation over large distances, however, BEM is not suitable for modelling structural vibrations. This talk will discuss how the FEM and BEM can be used concurrently to provide accurate and efficient vibroacoustic simulations. A live demonstration of method coupling within the COMSOL Multiphysics® software will be presented.

Speaker information

James Gaffney, COMSOL UK . James Gaffney did his undergraduate degree in Acoustic Engineering at Southampton and stayed to obtain a PhD in the Acoustics Group. The PhD aim was to use theoretical methods to model the fuselage installation effects on inlet engine fan tones. He is currently employed as an Applications Engineer at COMSOL UK specialising in acoustics and vibrations.

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