Single equivalent excitation for the structure-borne power from machines on ribbed-plate structures

  • Machines impart structure-borne power into connected and supporting structures through all contact points and by up to six components of excitation. It is recognised that considering all transmission paths for prediction purposes generally is not a practical approach, due to the large data and computational requirements. Reduced data sets and less computationally demanding procedures are sought which give the total power to the accuracy appropriate for the particular engineering design requirement. In this paper, single equivalent source and receiver values are considered for machines on ribbed-plate structures. In this case, large variations in the structural dynamics at the contact positions can be expected, and spatial averaging will lead to loss of accuracy. Single equivalent values have been assembled from measured source and receiver data. Case studies are described, for a fan unit and a whirlpool bath, on a timber-joist floor, which is a complicated periodic point-connected plate-rib structure. Approximate estimates of structure-borne power are compared with exact values obtained from full mobility matrix formulations. The case studies presented indicate the loss of accuracy of the prediction, which, in many situations, may be sufficiently small to allow such simplifications.

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Author:Andreas R. Mayr, Barry Gibbs
Parent Title (English):Noise and Vibration: Emerging Methods, NOVEM 2009, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Publication Year:2009
Tag:Structure-born power; ribbed-plate structures
faculties / departments:Fakultät für Angewandte Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 53 Physik