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Comparison of vibro-acoustic performance metrics in the design and optimization of stiffened composite fuselages

2016

Conference Paper

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In this paper, a comparison of preliminary design methodologies for optimization of stiffened, fiber-reinforced composite fuselages for vibro-acoustic requirements is presented. Fuselage stiffness properties are modelled using lamination parameters and their effect on the vibro-acoustic performance is investigated using two different approaches. First method, only considers the structural model in order to explore the effect of design variables on fuselage vibrations. The simplified estimation of the acoustic behavior without considering fluid-structure interaction brings certain advantages such as reduced modelling effort and computational cost. In this case, the performance metric is chosen as equivalent radiated power (ERP) which is a well-known criterion in the prediction of structure-born noise. Second method, utilizes coupled vibro-acoustic models to predict the sound pressure levels (SPL) inside the fuselage. ERP is calculated both for bay panels and fuselage section and then compared with the SPL results. The response surfaces of each metric are determined as a function of lamination parameters and their overall difference is quantified. ERP approach proves its merit provided that a sufficiently accurate model is used. The results demonstrate the importance of the simplifications made in the modelling and the selection of analysis approach in vibro-acoustic design of fuselages.

Author(s): Gokhan Serhat and Ipek Basdogan
Book Title: Proceedings of International Congress and Exposition of Noise Control Engineering (INTER-NOISE)
Year: 2016
Month: August

Department(s): Haptic Intelligence
Bibtex Type: Conference Paper (inproceedings)
Paper Type: Conference

Address: Hamburg, Germany
State: Published

BibTex

@inproceedings{Serhat16-INTERNOISE-Metrics,
  title = {Comparison of vibro-acoustic performance metrics in the design and optimization of stiffened composite fuselages},
  author = {Serhat, Gokhan and Basdogan, Ipek},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of International Congress and Exposition of Noise Control Engineering (INTER-NOISE)},
  address = {Hamburg, Germany},
  month = aug,
  year = {2016},
  month_numeric = {8}
}