Acoustic radiation prediction using panel contribution analysis combined with scale modeling

Gong Cheng, D. W. Herrin, John Stencel

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Abstract

Panel contribution analysis can be used to predict machinery sound radiation, component contributions, and the effect of sound reduction treatments. The machinery is first discretized into a collection of panels or patches. Volume velocities are measured for each patch with the machinery operating, and transfer functions are measured between patches and receiver locations with the machinery turned off. In this work, transfer functions are measured using a scale model. Then, the sound pressure level produced by the generator set is predicted using a combination of panel contribution analysis and scale modeling where a 1/2 scale model is used to measure the acoustic transfer functions. It is demonstrated that panel contribution analysis can be used to predict sound pressure levels in the far field even using a relatively small hemi-anechoic chamber. In addition, the procedure successfully assesses the efficacy of barrier treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108458
JournalApplied Acoustics
Volume186
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the Vibro-Acoustics Consortium.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 Elsevier Ltd

Keywords

  • Panel contribution analysis
  • Scale modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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