As part of the effort to renew commercial supersonic flight, a predictive numerical tool to compute sonic boom transmission into buildings is under development. Due to the computational limitations of typical numerical methods used at low frequencies (e.g. Finite Element Method), it is necessary to develop a separate approach for the calculation of acoustic transmission and interior radiation at high frequencies. The high frequency approach can then later be combined with a low frequency method to obtain full frequency vibro-acoustic responses of buildings. An analytical method used for the computation of high frequency acoustic transmission through typical building partitions is presented in this paper. Each partition is taken in isolation and assumed to be infinite in dimension. Using the fact that a sonic boom generated far from the structure will approximate plane wave incidence, efficient analytical solutions for the vibration and acoustic radiation of different types of partitions are developed. This is linked to a commercial ray tracing code to compute the high frequency interior acoustic response and for auralization of transmitted sonic booms. Acoustic and vibration results of this high frequency tool are compared to experimental data for a few example cases demonstrating its efficiency and accuracy.
- Noise Control and Acoustics Division
Prediction of High Frequency Sonic Boom Noise Transmission Into Buildings Using a Hybrid Analytical-Ray Tracing Approach
Corcoran, JM, Remillieux, MC, & Burdisso, RA. "Prediction of High Frequency Sonic Boom Noise Transmission Into Buildings Using a Hybrid Analytical-Ray Tracing Approach." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Noise Control and Acoustics Division Conference at InterNoise 2012. ASME 2012 Noise Control and Acoustics Division Conference. New York City, New York, USA. August 19–22, 2012. pp. 331-342. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/NCAD2012-0955
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