Vibro-acoustic response of ribbed-panel-cavity systems due to an internal sound source excitation

Kai Zhang, Jie Pan, Tian Ran Lin, Hui Guo, Baocheng Zhang

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An analytical solution is presented in this study for the vibro-acoustic analysis of a cavity coupled with a ribbed panel due to an internal point sound source excitation. The solution is validated by comparing the result with that obtained using finite element analysis. Generally good agreements are found between the results. The model is then used to examine the sound transmission either through a single ribbed-panel or multiple ribbed-panels separated by air gaps. Results demonstrate that the rib enhancement is effective to reduce the energy transmission controlled by the panel control modes. Whereas the attenuation of the energy transmission to the panels is more effective for the cavity control modes when multiple ribbed panels with air gaps are used. The result also shows that the depth of the air gaps will also play a part on the sound attenuation across the panel system where a larger air gap will lead to a better sound attenuation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Vibration and Control
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Feb 2023

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