The objective of this course is to provide an introductory overview of structural vibrations and sound interaction including related analytical analysis techniques.     

Topics include:

  • Sound Waves in Air and Structures
  • Propagating and Standing Waves in Structures:
     - Rods, Beams, Plates, Shells
  • Reflection-transmission at Structural Discontinuities
  • Sound-Structure Interaction: Coincident Effects
  • Sound Radiation from Structures
  • Frequency Response Functions:
     - Impedance, Mobility, Receptance, Inertance
  • Reciprocity Applications to Structures
  • Basics of Statistical Energy Analysis (SAE)
  • Mean-Value Approach to Vibration Response
  • Basic Modal Analysis of Structures
  • Examples of interest to course participants

Learning Options:

  • On-site tailored instruction: Three-day on-site class
  • Web-based self-paced lessons: Video streaming
  • On-line mentoring: To be selected

Course Materials:

  • Each student receives a copy of the instructor's course notes.
  • Optional texbooks are available at an additional charge

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