Material models in loudspeakers using frictional elements

Rasmus Sørensen, Finn Agerkvist*

*Corresponding author for this work

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    The compliance of a moving coil loudspeaker is known to depend on the level of the input signal. This nonlinear effect is visible as a drop in resonance frequency with increasing level. A nonlinear frictional element with hysteresis, and thus a level dependent compliance and damping, is added to the standard lumped parameter model. A comparison of simulation results and measurements reveals that the frictional model is able to explain the nonlinear behavior seen in the measurements. The paper presents a scheme for fitting the model parameters to measured data. Results suggest that strong interaction between the frictional elements and the linear parameters is complicating this fitting, and strategies for solving this problem is presented and discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2021
    Publication statusPublished - 2021
    Event151st AES Convention - Online
    Duration: 11 Oct 202131 Oct 2021
    Conference number: 151


    Conference151st AES Convention


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