Optimum placement of resonators on a thin panel for spectrally smooth sound radiation

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Inter-Noise 2020
Number of pages7
Publication date2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event49th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering - Virtual event
Duration: 23 Aug 202026 Aug 2020
https://internoise2020.org/

Conference

Conference49th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering
LocationVirtual event
Period23/08/202026/08/2020
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