Abstract

Two numerical techniques, the boundary-element method (BEM) and the finite-difference method (FDM), are used for simulating the radiation from horn-loaded compression drivers and from an infinitely-baffled, finite-length pipe. While computations of the horn-loaded compression driver are in steady state, transient analysis of the finite-length pipe is studied as a precursor to transient analysis within the horn-loaded compression driver. BEM numerical simulations show promise for the development of new designs. Numerical simulations serve as a good tool for time and cost-effective prototyping as poor designs are detected before they are built.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Physics and Astronomy

Rights

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Date Submitted

2010-08-13

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd3949

Keywords

Acoustics, Compression Drivers, Transient wave propagation

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