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Prediction of Breakout Noise from a Rectangular Duct with Compliant Walls

Venkatesham, B and Tiwari, Mayank and Munjal, ML (2011) Prediction of Breakout Noise from a Rectangular Duct with Compliant Walls. In: International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, 16 (4). pp. 180-190.

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Breakout noise from HVAC ducts is important at low frequencies, and the coupling between the acoustic waves and the structural waves plays a critical role in the prediction of the transverse transmission loss. This paper describes the analytical calculation of breakout noise by incorporating three-dimensional effects along with the acoustical and structural wave coupling phenomena. The first step in the breakout noise prediction is to calculate the inside duct pressure field and the normal duct wall vibration by using the solution of the governing differential equations in terms of Green's function. The resultant equations are rearranged in terms of impedance and mobility, which results in a compact matrix formulation. The Green's function selected for the current problem is the cavity Green's function with modification of wave number in the longitudinal direction in order to incorporate the terminal impedance. The second step is to calculate the radiated sound power from the compliant duct walls by means of an ``equivalent unfolded plate'' model. The transverse transmission loss from the duct walls is calculated using the ratio of the incident power due to surface source inside the duct to the acoustic power radiated from the compliant duct walls. Analytical results are validated with the FE-BE numerical models.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Int Inst Acoustics & Vibration.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2012 08:43
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 07:11
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/43212

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