Acoustics & Vibrations Analysis

Date & Location

    City: San Jose, CA
    Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Date: April 25, 2014
    Location: ExecuTrain
    2025 Gateway Place
    San Jose, CA 95110


    This course is a comprehensive introduction to the Acoustics Module and its usage for the modeling of acoustics and vibration phenomena in the COMSOL Multiphysics environment. You will learn how to use the appropriate interfaces and boundary conditions to model acoustic wave generation, propagation, reflection, transmission, scattering and absorption in different types of media including fluid, solid, porous, piezoelectric devices and pipe systems. Demonstrations include simulations of both fluid and elastic waves with couplings between Pressure Acoustics, Structural Mechanics and Piezoelectricity in addition to the frequency characteristics of an acoustic system. Modal, frequency-response, and transient simulations are covered. This class also covers more advanced topics such as non-destructive testing, aeroacoustics, thermoacoustics and nonlinear acoustics. The add-on modules used in this course are the: Acoustics Module, Structural Mechanics Module, and Pipe Flow Module.

    Content Overview

  • Acoustic wave propagation in fluid
  • Acoustic waves generated by elastic vibrations
  • Acoustic-Structure interaction
  • Acoustic wave propagation in porous medium
  • Acoustic wave propagation in pipe systems
  • Acoustic phenomenon in small devices
  • Piezoelectric devices
  • Frequency response of acoustic systems
  • Non-destructive testing (NDT)
  • Perfectly Matched Layers (PMLs) for optimal modeling of infinite domains
  • Essentials for wave simulation in COMSOL Multiphysics


Supratik Datta

Supratik Datta holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park. He has been involved in research related to cryogenics in biomedical application, damage detection in composites, phase transformation in ferrous alloys and design and non-linear modeling of smart structures. He has received awards from AIAA and ASME for his work on magnetostrictive materials. He is currently working as the Applications Manager in COMSOL, Inc., Palo Alto.

Suggested Background

This course assumes some familiarity with the basic concepts of acoustics and structural dynamics. We strongly recommend that those new to COMSOL Multiphysics take the COMSOL Multiphysics Intensive Training course prior to attending this class.

Course Hours

The hours for all COMSOL courses are from 9:00am to 5:00pm; please plan to check in between 8:30am and 9:00am. Lunch and refreshments during the morning and afternoon breaks are included.

Pricing & Payment Methods

The price for this one-day course is $695.00 per person. Academic discounts are available upon request. A discounted group rate of $1,695 is offered for three attendees from the same institution registering for this course. This discount may not be combined with any other offer.

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744 Cowper Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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For registration and more information, e-mail, or call 650-324-9935.