Volume 117, Issue 2, February 2005
Index of content:
- STRUCTURAL ACOUSTICS AND VIBRATION 
117(2005); http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.1828652View Description Hide Description
This work presents a theoretical study of the sound transmission into a finite cylinder under coupled structural and acoustic vibration. Particular attention of this study is focused on evaluating a dimensionless quantity, “noise reduction,” for characterizing noise transmission into a small cylindrical enclosure. An analytical expression of the exterior sound pressure resulting from an oblique plane wave impinging upon the cylindrical shell is first presented, which is approximated from the exterior sound pressure for an infinite cylindrical structure. Next, the analytical solution of the interior sound pressure is computed using modal-interaction theory for the coupled structural acoustic system. These results are then used to derive the analytical formula for the noise reduction. Finally, the model is used to predict and characterize the sound transmission into a ChamberCore cylindrical structure, and the results are compared with experimental data. The effects of incidence angle and internal acoustic damping on the sound transmission into the cylinder are also parametrically studied.
117(2005); http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.1850410View Description Hide Description
The seismo-acoustic method is one of the most promising emerging techniques for the detection of landmines. Numerous field tests have demonstrated that buried landmines manifest themselves at the surface through linear and nonlinear responses to acoustic/seismic excitation. The present paper describes modeling of the nonlinear response in the framework of the mass–spring model of the soil–mine system. The perturbation method used in the model allows for the derivation of an analytical solution describing both quadratic and cubic acoustic interactions at the soil–mine interface. This solution has been compared with actual field measurements to obtain nonlinear parameters of the buried mines. These parameters have been analyzed with respect to mine types and burial depths. It was found that the cubic nonlinearity could be a significant contributor to the nonlinear response. This effect has led to the development of a new intermodulation detection algorithm based on dual-frequency excitation. Both quadratic and intermodulation nonlinear algorithms were evaluated at the U.S. Army outdoor testing facilities. The algorithms appear to complement each other in improving the overall detection performance.
117(2005); http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.1841591View Description Hide Description
This paper examines the performance of Helmholtz equation least-squares (HELS) method in reconstructing acoustic radiation from an arbitrary source by using three different expansions, namely, localized spherical waves (LSW), distributed spherical waves (DSW), and distributed point sources (DPS), under the same set of measurements. The reconstructed acoustic pressures are validated against the benchmark data measured at the same locations as reconstruction points for frequencies up to 3275 Hz. Reconstruction is obtained by using Tikhonov regularization or its modification with the regularization parameter selected by error-free parameter-choice methods. The impact of the number of measurement points on the resultant reconstruction accuracy under different expansion functions is investigated. Results demonstrate that DSW leads to a better-conditioned transfer matrix, yields more accurate reconstruction than both LSW and DPS, and is not affected as much by the change in measurement points. Also, it is possible to obtain optimal locations of the auxiliary sources for DSW, LSW, and DPS by taking an independent layer of measurements. Use of these auxiliary sources and an optimal combination of regularization and error-free parameter choice methods can yield a satisfactory reconstruction of acoustic quantities on the source surfaces as well as in the field in the most cost-effective manner.
117(2005); http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.1841511View Description Hide Description
The reconstruction of the acoustic field for general surfaces is obtained from the solution of a matrix system that results from a boundary integralequation discretized using boundary element methods. The solution to the resultant matrix system is obtained using iterative regularization methods that counteract the effect of noise on the measurements. These methods will not require the calculation of the singular value decomposition, which can be expensive when the matrix system is considerably large. Krylov subspace methods are iterative methods that have the phenomena known as “semi-convergence,” i.e., the optimal regularization solution is obtained after a few iterations. If the iteration is not stopped, the method converges to a solution that generally is totally corrupted by errors on the measurements. For these methods the number of iterations play the role of the regularization parameter. We will focus our attention to the study of the regularizing properties from the Krylov subspace methods like conjugate gradients, least squares QR and the recently proposed Hybrid method. A discussion and comparison of the available stopping rules will be included. A vibrating plate is considered as an example to validate our results.