Modeling and Measurement
Digital Twins for Architecting & Designing Audio Devices
September 22, 2021
9:00 AM Pacific (12:00 PM Eastern)
Since 2018 Ulrik Skov heads-up FRL’s Acoustic Render/Speaker Group. He is an acoustic industry veteran with +25 years of experience from hearing instruments (Oticon), transducer development (Tymphany – ScanSpeak, Vifa and Peerless) and consumer product acoustic module design (Apple – HomePod, AirPods, iPad and iPhone).
Facebook’s Acoustic Render Group is an integrated part of the Technology Engineering Devices (TED) Audio team. The group architects, designs and optimizes acoustic transducers, modules, materials and systems. The Acoustic Render Group heavily front-loads and democratizes decision making by simulation driven working methods and processes via high-fidelity DigitalTwins used throughout the development from early discovery/incubation to late design tweaks and troubleshooting.
This performance focused approach is centered around COMSOLs multiphysics linear and nonlinear capability within the areas of vibroacoustics, thermalacoustics, visco-/hyper-elastics and electromagnetics. Aggressive computational loads are handled by an internally build High Performance Compute Platform where individual engineers have on-the-fly access to queueless and unlimited virtual clusters to collapse mainly 3D multiphysics compute burdens and timelines.
Mads Herring Jensen joined COMSOL in 2011 and is the technology manager for the acoustics products. Mads has a PhD in computational fluid dynamics from the Technical University of Denmark. Before joining COMSOL, he worked in the hearing aid industry for five years as an acoustic finite element expert.
Scott Leslie is the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Product Development Chair, and Audio Product Education Institute (APEI) Managing Director. He is chief architect and strategist at PD Squared, a consultancy business focused on improving and redefining product development for the audio industry. PD Squared stands for “Process Development of Product Development Organizations”. Scott’s career includes multiple sales, engineering and product management positions with companies such as Altec Lansing, JBL Professional (Harman), Renkus-Heinz, Tektronix, or Sun Microsystems. In 2011, Scott founded Evidant Corporation, a company specializing in Process Analytics and Business Intelligence that he now also leads as Chief Architect. Scott holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, a Masters (MSEE) in Audio and Acoustics from Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA in Operations Research and Statistics, from the University of California, Irvine – The Paul Merage School of Business.