acoustic analysis Articles

  • Traffic Noise Mapping in Chile

    Against this backdrop of economic change, a two-year study got underway across three Chilean cities led by the Univ. Austral. and was supported by the Chilean Ministry of the Environment. Academically titled: “Development and analysis of noise maps of three urban agglomerations using modeling software”, the study concentrated on the Chilean cities of Coquimbo – La ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Cam correlation analysis using Acoustic discharge measurement

    The low head hydro power plant in Wettingen, Switzerland, is in operation since 1933 and no effective cam optimization has been carried out up to now. The goal of the measuring campaign was to provide data enabling an economic study for a retrofit and upgrade project of the plant and the measurement of the efficiency improvement of turbines after refurbishment. The contribution discusses cam ...


    By HydroVision GmbH

  • Vibro-acoustic analysis of functionally graded circular discs under thermal environment

    A circular disc made up of Functionally Graded Material (FGM) with several cases of FGM index are modelled and their vibration response to a harmonic point load in a thermal environment with temperature dependant material properties was computed by using the Finite Element Method (FEM). A macro was developed by the corresponding author in ANSYS Parametric Design Language for modelling FGM using ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Vehicle floor carpet acoustic optimisation using statistical energy analysis

    Vehicle sound package and its effects on cabin acoustics involve complex analysis procedures. This paper gives some insights into various aspects of analysing and designing a new vehicle carpet system for improved acoustic performance, based on simulation. The defined simulation processes at material level, component level and vehicle level are illustrated. A full vehicle SEA model for acoustic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fine-tuning acoustic isolation in buildings

    ACCIONA Infrastructure is ranked among the leading construction companies in the world - and is recognised for implementing the most advanced and innovative technology.  As research and design is vital to keep the company at the cutting edge in relation to technological developments, ACCIONA Infrastructure created a team to analyse noise and vibration. Where traditional ...

  • Acoustic performance of a Helmholtz resonator with flow

    The effect of flow on the acoustic characteristics of a Helmholtz resonator is investigated experimentally. An impedance tube set-up has been modified to facilitate the measurement of transmission loss in the presence of mean flow. Acoustic impedance of the resonator is also measured with and without flow, enabling the analysis of this parameter as well. Transmission loss directly measured from ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A numerical structural-acoustic approach to analysis of interior booming noise and noise reduction in an all-terrain tractor cabin

    The booming noise in an all-terrain tractor cabin is studied in this research via a numerical structural-acoustic approach. Cavity acoustic resonances of the cabin are evaluated, and the acoustic resonant frequencies are identified and quantified in the research. The noise level inside the cabin is determined, and the frequencies characterised by peak noise levels within the booming noise ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Sound Projector for Acoustic Tomography and Global Ocean Monitoring

    Abstract—Long-range underwater acoustic systems, such as those used in ocean acoustic tomography, require low-frequency signals covering a broad frequency band. To meet this requirement, a novel design based on of a tunable narrow-band high-efficiency sound projector has been exploited. The projector transmits a frequency sweep signal by mechanically tuning a resonator tube (or organ pipe) ...

  • Vibro-acoustic analysis of composite circular disc with various orthotropic properties under thermal environment

    Composite circular discs with polar orthotropic and rectangular orthotropic fibres of different composite materials are modelled and their vibration response due to harmonic point load under thermal environment was computed by Finite Element Method (FEM) using ANSYS. Acoustic response of composite circular disc was computed by coupling the vibration data from FEM to the Boundary Element Method ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Acoustic fingerprinting for rock identification during drilling

    During the process of mining, it is imperative to know the type and properties of the rocks being handled. The current technology for this involves core drilling, and subsequently subjecting the drilled cores to various tests in the laboratory, to identify the rocks and establish their properties. In many cases, obtaining a sample may be cumbersome and/or non–profitable. This paper presents a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measuring the Dispersion Coefficient with Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers

    Abstract: A method is evaluated for estimating the longitudinal dispersion coefficient K from velocities and bathymetry measured with an acoustic Doppler current profiler #1;ADCP. If shear dispersion controls the mixing, the dispersion coefficient can be estimated from measurements of velocity and depth in a cross section. The dispersion coefficient has typically been measured by costly and ...


    By Teledyne RD Instruments

  • Vibro–acoustic computation of irregular cavities using a combined analytical–finite element approach with application to vehicle interior acoustics

    A combined analytical–finite element approach is developed for more accurate representation and time efficient calculation of the acoustic frequency response function (AFRF) of a three–dimensional vehicle cavity with planar irregularities. In the proposed approach, finite element method is only used for determining modal properties of the two–dimensional irregular shape, while the analytical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Investigation into noise problems in vehicle structure using vibro-acoustic approach

    The main focus of this paper is the study of the relationship between components of vibration and noise inside the passenger cabin of a production vehicle. The noise inside automobiles is largely composed of contributions from the engine, ground and wind. The engine and tyres successively transfer the vibration via the structural connections to the body panels, which then propagates through the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ESTECH marks twentieth year with new acoustic testing site

    Situated less than 40 km from the centre of Tokyo, the two storey building has a hemi-anechoic chamber, an excitation test room and an associated test preparation room. The excitation test room, which can be flexibly partitioned, contains two structural beds isolated from external vibration. And two cranes capable of lifting up to 2.8 tonnes, for moving heavy structures such as engines, tractor ...

  • Case study - Finding acoustical weak points in room dividing modular walls

    Problem A conference hotel is using modular walls to divide large halls into several smaller conference rooms. The rooms are divided by modular walls that provide several different opportunities for subdivision and multipurpose use of the large area spaces. When measuring the sound insulation between adjacent rooms through the modular walls, the resulting value was found to be too ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • Acoustic optimisation design for suspension characteristics based on the method of dynamic subsystem modification

    Based on the finite element technique on the structure-acoustic coupling analysis, a dynamic subsystem modification method for the acoustic-vibration characteristic of an elastic thin-walled cavity is introduced in this paper. It is directly applied to the dynamic modification of an automobile's passenger compartment and then supports the Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) performance analysis ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rapid detection of sewer defects and blockages using acoustic-based instrumentation

    Sewer flooding incidents in the UK are being increasingly associated with the presence of blockages. Blockages are difficult to deal with as although there are locations where they are more likely to occur, they do occur intermittently. In order to manage sewer blockage pro-actively sewer managers need to be able to identify the location of blockages promptly. Traditional closed-circuit ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Wall leakage testing in the lab with acoustic camera

    Problem Facade insulation testing is usually performed by using a loudspeaker in the sending room, and record the sound pressure level (SPL) with microphones in both the sending and receiving room. The difference in SPL adjusted for the size of the dividing wall element will then give an estimate of the sound reduction quality of that element. However these measurements will not say ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • A novel acoustic imaging tool for monitoring the state of rapid sand filters

    A new technology based on acoustic waves is developed to monitor the state of sand filters used in drinking water treatment. Changes in the sand filter, due to the removal of suspended particles from the water and their accumulation in the pores, result in an increase of the bulk density and acoustic speed of the granular material. Consequently, the reflected acoustic response changes as the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Use of the Nor848A acoustic camera on wind turbines

    The acoustic camera system Nor848 is a powerful tool to investigate noise sources. In realtime you listen to a beamformed audio signal so that you can hear individual sources one by one. Immediately you can identify the strongest over all noise source in a multisource environment, and you can do the same analysis for single frequencies, 1/3 or 1/1 octave bands or any given frequency range. This ...


    By Norsonic AS

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