Sound absorption of a quadratic and cubic nonlinearly vibrating curved panel absorber

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5574-5588
Journal / PublicationApplied Mathematical Modelling
Volume36
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

Abstract

This study investigated the sound absorption of a nonlinearly vibrating curved panel backed by a cavity. Very few studies on similar nonlinear structural-acoustic problems have been conducted to date, although there have been many on nonlinear plate or linear structural-acoustic problems. A curved panel is considered because the overall absorption bandwidth can be designed by appropriately adjusting the panel curvature, which is a key factor in controlling the structural resonant frequencies and absorption peaks. The theoretical formulation is developed based on the assumptions of quadratic and cubic nonlinear structural vibrations, and the linear acoustic pressure induced within the cavity. An approach based on the numerical integration method is developed to solve the nonlinear governing equation of the structural-acoustic problem. In the parametric study, the panel displacement amplitude converges with an increasing number of modes. The effects of excitation level, cavity depth, and damping factor are also examined. The quadratic and cubic nonlinearities and their effects on the sound absorption are also investigated. An experiment was conducted. The theoretical and experimental observations correspond reasonably with each other. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.

Research Area(s)

  • Nonlinear structural vibration, Panel absorber, Structural acoustics

Citation Format(s)

Sound absorption of a quadratic and cubic nonlinearly vibrating curved panel absorber. / Lee, Y. Y.; Huang, J. L.; Hui, C. K.; Ng, C. F.

In: Applied Mathematical Modelling, Vol. 36, No. 11, 11.2012, p. 5574-5588.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review