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Title: Radiated sound power of automotive-type panels with dome-shaped indentations
Authors: Kumar, G.
Walsh, Stephen J.
Krylov, Victor V.
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: European Acoustics Association (EAA)
Citation: KUMAR, G., WALSH, S.J. and KRYLOV, V.V., 2011. Radiated sound power of automotive-type panels with dome-shaped indentations. IN: Proceedings of Forum Acusticum, Aalborg, Denmark, 26 June - 1 July, pp. 2383-2386.
Abstract: The automotive industry has witnessed a trend in recent years of reducing the bulk weight of a vehicle in order to achieve economical fuel consumption. Unfortunately, reduced bulk weight often compromises the noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) characteristics of the vehicle. This paper investigates the effect of using dome-shaped indentations on a flat panel in order to reduce the sound radiation whilst keeping the weight of the panel constant. The dimensions and placement of the dome-shaped indentations are numerically optimized using a genetic algorithm technique so that the panel radiates minimum sound power in the frequency range of interest. Both numerical and experimental tests are performed on the optimized panel which is then compared to the radiated sound power of an equivalent flat panel. Tests were also performed on intuitively placed domes on the panels. The results illustrate the fluctuation in radiated sound power by varying the number and location of the dome-shaped indentations. The paper concludes by demonstrating the advantages of a fast and user-friendly optimization approach to passive noise control problems.
Description: This is a conference paper. It was presented at Forum Acusticum, a triennial European conference on acoustics.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8731
Publisher Link: http://www.fa2011.org/
ISBN: 9788469415207
ISSN: 2213767
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Contributions (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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