A Study of the Creep Effect in Loudspeaker Suspension

Finn T. Agerkvist, Knud Thorborg, Carsten Tinggaard

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This paper investigates the creep effect, the visco elastic behaviour of loudspeaker suspension parts, which can be observed as an increase in displacement far below the resonance frequency. The creep effect means that the suspension cannot be modelled as a simple spring. The need for an accurate creep model is even larger as the validity of loudspeaker models are now sought extended far into the nonlinear domain of the loudspeaker. Different creep models are investigated and implemented both in simple lumped parameter models as well as time domain non-linear models, the simulation results are compared with a series of measurements on three version of the same loudspeaker with different thickness and rubber type used in the surround.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 125th Audio Engineering Society
Number of pages10
Publication date2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event125th Audio Engineering Society Convention - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2 Oct 20085 Oct 2008


Conference125th Audio Engineering Society Convention
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
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