With excitation using electro-dynamic actuators, a panel itself can serve as a loudspeaker i.e. a flat panel loudspeaker. For this application, a spectrally smooth sound radiation is desired, which is usually challenging due to the sparse vibrational modes. The method using periodically distributed resonators was studied in order to achieve spectral smoothness by utilizing the band gap. Here, we extend the approach by using an optimization procedure to place the resonators for a desired sound radiation. The configuration of resonators is parameterized with continuous design variables. An optimization problem, which minimizes the total number of resonators while constraining the desired sound pressure level (SPL), is considered. Numerical examples are presented to place the resonators on a thin aluminium panel. For this specific case, the standard deviation of the SPL decreases by 9 dB within frequencies between 355 Hz and 710 Hz.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2020|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Event||49th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering - Virtual event|
Duration: 23 Aug 2020 → 26 Aug 2020
|Conference||49th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering|
|Period||23/08/2020 → 26/08/2020|