In classical acoustics small devices in the scale of micrometers such as transducers, couplers or hearing aids are designed b experimentation. In the last 15 years or so, new numerical tools based on the Finite Element Method (FEM) and the Boundary Element Method describe sound fields with viscous and thermal losses. Creating numerical models of the acoustics of small devices is now possible, including not only losses, but also mechanical interaction and other effects. This new insight phenomena in small structures and can lead to new designs that would have been difficult or impossible otherwise. This paper gives an overview of numerical tools applied to acoustic viscous and thermal losses, showing the performance of these tools. These issues, along with comments about possible future developments are brought up for discussion.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of NOVEM 2015|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||Noise and vibration Emerging Technology 2015 - Excelsior Hotel, Dubrovnik, Croatia|
Duration: 13 Apr 2015 → 15 Apr 2015
|Conference||Noise and vibration Emerging Technology 2015|
|Period||13/04/2015 → 15/04/2015|