Accession Number : ADA257376
Title : Validation of Finite Element and Boundary Element Methods for Predicting Structural Vibration and Radiated Noise
Descriptive Note : Technical memo.
Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION CLEVELAND OH LEWIS RESEARCH CENTER
Personal Author(s) : Seybert, A F ; Wu, X F ; Oswald, Fred B
Report Date : Nov 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 9
Abstract : Analytical and experimental validation of methods to predict structural vibration and radiated noise is presented in this paper. A rectangular box excited by a mechanical shaker was used as a vibrating structure. Combined finite element method (FEM) and boundary element method (BEM) models of the apparatus were used to predict the noise radiated from the box. The FEM was used to predict the vibration, and the surface vibration was used as input to the BEM to predict the sound intensity and sound power. Vibration predicted by the FEM model was validated by experimental modal analysis. Noise predicted by the BEM was validated by sound intensity measurements. Three types of results are presented for the total radiated sound power: (1) sound power predicted by the BEM model using vibration data measured on the surface of the box, (2) sound power predicted by the FEM/BEM model, and (3) sound power measured by a sound intensity scan. The sound power predicted from the BEM model using measured vibration data yields an excellent prediction of radiated noise. The sound power predicted by the combined FEM/BEM model also gives a good prediction of radiated noise except for a shift of the natural frequencies that are due to limitations in the FEM model. Acoustic intensity, Noise, Vibration, Boundary clement, Finite element.
Descriptors : *VIBRATION , *ACOUSTIC WAVES , *RADIATED NOISE , FREQUENCY , PREDICTIONS , STRUCTURES , BOXES , BOUNDARIES , STRUCTURAL RESPONSE , ACOUSTICS , NOISE , SOUND , RESONANT FREQUENCY , SURFACES , INTENSITY , FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS , MODELS , MEASUREMENT
Subject Categories : Acoustics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE