- Aug 15, 2020
- Southampton, UK
These days I use MatLab for almost everything Like you, I also believe in simulation before prototyping. I designed Silver 5L the same way.You can use software like Matlab, or something dedicated to acoustic systems, like Akabak. The real work and knowledge is in making the models. Damping material is tricky, as there is a difference between viscous and acoustic resistive damping, both properties must be modeled, and it can be difficult to determine the physical numbers for the material in use.
I should add that this is something I have been working on for several years, in my company, developing loudspeakers and sound solutions.
Like I mentioned above - you can use Hornresp to simulate such pipes/TL systems, it gives good information and it is not very complicated to get started.
I was interested in damping material simulation but you have answered my question. Thank you.