[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Vibration intensity technique is used to measure vibration power transmission in thin single layer technical orthotropic plates for flexural waves. Measurement of flexural wave power is carried out in far-field conditions. All measurements are undertaken in the frequency domain using the cross-spectra of acceleration signals, facilitating the use of FFT analyzer. The two-transducer technique applicable to these plates is used for these measurements. Technical orthotropic (rectangular corrugation) plates of steel are used for the measurements. One isotropic plate of steel is also considered for comparison. Method of elastic equivalence technique is used. Both input power and vibration power transmission through the plates are estimated. Far-field power is normalized with the input power for flexural wave. Influence of flexural rigidity on vibration energy transfer is also investigated.
Journal of Sound and Vibration 01/2005; · 1.61 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The material loss factor for technically orthotropic plates was measured by half-power bandwidth method. Rectangular and trapezoidal corrugated plates of steel were considered. A simple isotropic steel plate was also considered for comparison of the results. The concept of single degree of freedom system was adopted. The tests were undertaken at very low frequency range (0-100) Hz. The plate models were suspended freely with two wires to minimize or prevent excessive extraneous energy dissipation. Out of plane point force, random in nature was applied to the top middle of the plates and the responses were measured from the middle point of the plates by FFT analyzer using miniature small mass accelerometer as sensor. The aim of these tests is to investigate the effects of bending rigidity and mode orders over material loss factor. The values of estimated modal damping loss factors are compared and tabulated for the plates models considered. Natural frequencies of some of the initial modes of the plates are also presented. It is observed that the higher the value of bending rigidity of the plates, the larger the values of loss factor of it. There was a significant increase in value of loss factor in corrugated plates to that of the isotropic plate.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The structural intensity technique is usually used to estimate vibration power flow in structures. This method is used to determine vibration power flow in thin naturally orthotropic plates. The bending wave is considered to find general vibration power transmission in the frequency domain that is not approximated by far field conditions. This intensity formulation defines power flow per unit width of the plates (W m−1) similar to that of the conventional idea. Power flow estimation is formulated using cross-spectra of field signals, facilitating the use of a fast Fourier transform analyzer.
Journal of Vibration and Control 01/2003; 9(10):1189-1199. · 1.97 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Structural intensity method is used to formulate vibration power flow model in naturally orthotropic plates in the frequency domain for far-field conditions considering bending waves. Dimensionless parameters are used in classical orthotropic plate equations to get this power. Techniques of Fourier transform and finite difference approximation are used in the formulation. Shear force components of vibration power transmission in x-direction and y-direction are obtained separately. Total power is obtained from the idea of far-field conditions. Cross-spectral density functions of field signal are used to facilitate the estimation of power transmission. Structural intensity is formulated, which is similar to that of the conventional two-transducer method. A transducer array of two points is required to get an intensity vector in one direction of a point in the plates. A new bending wave number and a modified Laplace operator are also proposed.
Journal of Vibration and Control 01/2002; 8(1):3-12. · 1.97 Impact Factor