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|Title:||Acoustic scattering by finite composite plates|
|Author:||Nilton, Maurício M.|
Cavalieri, André V. G.
Donadon, Maurício V.
Wolf, William R.
|Abstract:||Trailing edge scattering is a significant source of sound, and elasticity is known to decrease the radiated sound by a process involving coupled acoustic and bending waves. Most of the analysis available in the literature to deal with this problem is limited to structures of isotropic material. A numerical method is extended, based on the solution of a boundary element method with boundary conditions given by the structural problem, to account for anisotropic composite plates, restricted to symmetric laminates. These conditions are recast in terms of the vibration modes of a rectangular plate. To obtain these modes, the hierarchical finite element method is used to model an elastic flat plate. Expressions for bending waves propagating in such plates are derived, and how the solution of the problem is modified to account for these effects is shown. Results show modifications in the scattered sound as a function of ply orientation and stacking sequence. Composite materials are shown to be advantageous, since laminates lead to lower acoustic scattering when compared to structurally equivalent metallic plates. This is due to a lower specific mass, leading to higher coupling between fluid and solid, and thus to more significant elasticity effects, decreasing substantially the radiated sound|
|Appears in Collections:||FEM - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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