Stabile, Joseph Anthony
In a landscape that is producing sleeker, and thinner products, the MQP is looking to apply this idea to the home entertainment system. The goal of this project was to produce a resonant panel that had a first modal frequency of 40 Hz. Because the volume velocity of the air needs to be much greater for such a low frequency, the panel has to cover a much larger area than a traditional speaker. The resonant panel is driven by a moving magnet transducer on its surface. The mass of the magnet and motor stator moving helps to displace the panel more, causing there to be more surface acceleration, and thus a larger volume velocity. These designs were all analyzed and modeled with Finite Element Analysis techniques and 3D Computer Aided Design methods.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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