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Analytical modelling of structure-borne sound transmission through I-junction using Chebyshev-Ritz method on cascaded rectangular plate–cavity system

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Cheng Chin, Xi Ji



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A Chebyshev-Ritz based analytical model is proposed to investigate I-junction within the structural–acoustic model of a cascaded rectangular plate–cavity system. By considering of the structural interconnection force and the moment at edges and structural-acoustic interaction on the interface, the structural and acoustic systems are coupled. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional Chebyshev Polynomial series are used to present the unknown panel displacements and the sound pressure field variable inside the cavities, respectively. The effectiveness and correctness of the proposed model on an I-junction in a typical marine offshore platform are verified with those calculated from Finite Element Analysis. The influence of boundary conditions, structural coupling, plate properties, and size of the source-to-receiver cavities on the offshore platform on structure-borne sound transmission are analyzed and addressed. Numerical examples are simulated for several different configurations. It is shown that the boundary conditions, structural coupling manner, plate properties, and the volume ratio of the source-to-receiver cavity will change the structure-borne sound transmission characteristics of the cascaded rectangular plate–cavity system. With the proposed approach, a better prediction can be obtained for structure-borne sound transmission via proper tuning of the cascaded rectangular plate–cavity system on the offshore platform

Publication metadata

Author(s): Chin CS, Ji X

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Applied Acoustics

Year: 2019

Volume: 143

Pages: 171-182

Print publication date: 01/01/2019

Online publication date: 21/09/2018

Acceptance date: 04/09/2018

Date deposited: 30/10/2018

ISSN (electronic): 0003-682X

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.apacoust.2018.09.001


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