The accurate prediction of the sound power radiated from complicated structures, whose precise models are practically difficult to be made by the finite element method, is performed by an experimental-based approach combining impulse vibration testing and the boundary element method. This approach is applied to a small boat hull comprising of some panels with some longitudinal bending stiffeners and ribs as a basic research work in the series of a research for establishing an integrated analysis and optimization of mechanical systems to be assembled some components such as boat hulls and outer engines by means of using both experimental and theoretical modeling. It is verified that the predicted sound power level radiated from the hull is in a good agreement with an experiment. The parts of the hull radiating the noise dominantly can be identified.

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