Energy flow analysis methods, particularly as implemented using the finite element method, are useful as design techniques for high frequency structural-acoustic applications. In this paper, the derivation of energy flow analysis techniques are summarized. Particular attention is given to the specification of joint models for situations where there is a discontinuity in either geometric properties or material properties. The finite element formulation of this approach is also summarized. A case study is included to illustrate the utility of the method as a design technique.

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