Archives of Acoustics, 45, 1, pp. 119–127, 2020

Influence of Double-Panel Structure Modification on Vibroacoustical Properties of a Rigid Device Casing

Silesian University of Technology

Silesian University of Technology

Krzysztof MAZUR
Silesian University of Technology

Stanisław WRONA
Silesian University of Technology

Silesian University of Technology

Nowadays, noise generated by devices is a serious issue in industry and in everyday life, because it may cause health damage to humans. In this research, a cubic rigid device casing built of double-panel thin steel walls is employed to reduce noise emitted from an enclosed noise source. Double-panel structure is used because of good sound insulation it provides. There exist three main groups of noise reduction methods, i.e. passive, semi-active and active. In this paper, a semi-active modification of double-panel structure is applied and examined. The bistable actuator (solenoid) mounted between incident and radiating plates changes its state due to applied constant voltage, causing the coupling of plates. Experimentally measured natural frequencies and modeshapes of the structure are compared to the simulation results. The influence of proposed modification on dynamical properties of the structure is analyzed and discussed.
Keywords: noise control; vibration control; double-panel structures; active casing; natural frequencies; modeshapes
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DOI: 10.24425/aoa.2020.132488