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Design enhancement of the underwater noise control linings through a parsimonious parametric study

Panigrahi, SN and Munjal, ML and Kumar, Sreehari B (2008) Design enhancement of the underwater noise control linings through a parsimonious parametric study. In: Proc. ICSV15, Daejeon, Korea, Daejeon.

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Abstract

Control of sound transmission through the structure and reflection from the structure immersed in fluid media impose highly conflicting requirements on the design of the carpeted noise control linings. These requirements become even more stringent if the structure is expected to be moving with considerable speed particularly under intense hydrostatic pressure. Numerous configurations are possible for designing these linings. Therefore, in this paper, a few lining configurations are identified from the literature for parametric study so that the designer is provided with an environment to analyze and design the lining. A scheme of finite element analysis is used to analyze these linings for their acoustic performance. Commercial finite element software, NISA®, is used as a platform to develop a customized environment wherein design parameters of different configurations can be varied with consistency checks and generate the finite element meshes using the 8-noded hexahedral element. Four types of designs proposed and analysed here address the parameters of interest such as the echo reduction and the transmission loss. Study of the effect of different surface distributions of the cavities is carried out. Effect of static pressure on different designs is reported.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2011 07:28
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2011 07:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/41079

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