Application of the Finite Element Method in the Calculation of Transmission Loss of Flat and Curved Panels
This investigation represents an extension of a study of Roussos (1985) who considered the noise transmission loss of a rectangular plate in an infinite baffle. Roussos, who employed an analytical formulation, considered an unstiffened plate. While it is difficult to consider stiffeners by means of analytical methods, the difficulties can be avoided by employing a finite element procedure. For this reason, the present study is concerned with the implementation of a finite element method. The representation of the panel transmission loss is discussed, and the determination of the panel motion by means of the finite element technique is described, taking into account an isotropic flat panel, the exciting force, an eigenvalue problem, the radiation pressure, a plate element, and a cylindrical shell element. Numerical results are considered for a flat panel, a curved panel, and a stiffened flat panel.
L. R. Koval et al., "Application of the Finite Element Method in the Calculation of Transmission Loss of Flat and Curved Panels," Proceedings of the 10th Biennial Conference on mechanical Vibration and Noise, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Jan 1985.
10th Biennial Conference on mechanical Vibration and Noise
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Finite Element Method; Noise Prediction; Noise Reduction; Panels; Transmission Loss; Aircraft Design; Curved Panels; Eigenvalues
Article - Conference proceedings
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