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Volume 107, Issue 2, February 2000
- NOISE: ITS EFFECTS AND CONTROL 
Hybrid tool for quickly estimating the radiated acoustic power from a vibrating structure in a multiple-source environment107(2000); http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.428267View Description Hide Description
This paper presents a new hybrid method for predicting overestimating and underestimating indicators of the acoustic power radiated by a vibrating surface even in the presence of other surrounding acoustic sources. This method is applicable to plates or low curvature surfaces radiating in open acoustic fields. The method is hybrid in the sense that the vibration field is measured and the parietal pressure field is predicted considering two extreme academic cases “baffled” and “unbaffled.” Many simplifications are made and justified in order to save running time. The method is successfully validated in comparison with experimental results on both laboratory and real life structures. This method has led to a quick tool, allowing one to obtain a good approximation of the radiated power in a few minutes. It provides a natural extension of a classical analyzer for vibroacoustics engineering.