## Abstract

Due to the high stiffness-to-weight ratio, composite structures tend to be acoustic sensitive. The sound emission of such radiating components is commonly measured by the sound power requiring the determination of the sound intensity in normal direction and - in numerical simulations - the sound pressure on the radiating surface. Assuming a unit radiation efficiency all-over the surface and neglecting local effects, the equivalent radiated power (ERP) is a common approach for an upper bound of structure borne noise. Therein, the sound power finally results from the squared velocity integrated over the radiating surface and the fluid impedance. As ERP usually requires extra post processing to consider the velocity in normal surface direction, the kinetic energy is essential in common FEA results including all velocity components apart from the normal direction, too. Moreover, ERP necessitates the knowledge of the radiating surfaces increasing the effort especially for complex geometries. Thus, the possibilities and limits of estimating the emitted sound power by the kinetic energy as well as using the ERP method will be shown. Test cases are a rectangular plate and a thin-walled bonded part with linear anisotropic material properties.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 030069 |

Journal | Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics |

Volume | 19 |

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State | Published - 2013 |

Event | 21st International Congress on Acoustics, ICA 2013 - 165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America - Montreal, QC, Canada Duration: 2 Jun 2013 → 7 Jun 2013 |