Posts Tagged with Automotive/Marine

Active Boom Noise Damping in Rooms/Cabins

Problem: Most rooms/cabins have dimensions that favor standing waves (resonant modes) which are in the range of vibration frequencies of the propulsion engines, gensets, or other machinery on board watercraft. undesirable and unfortunate coupling of the room acoustic modes with the machinery vibration frequencies results in boom/rumble in the room. such low-frequency noise, which is […]

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One-Order Tuned Vibration Absorption of a Diesel-Generator

In four stroke engines, including diesel engines driving generators, each cylinder fires every other revolution. This causes the engine vibration to occur at ½ the engine RPM, called the ½ order vibration, and its higher order harmonics namely 1 order, 1½ order, 2 order. In the case of a diesel generator, in addition to the […]

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Vibration Control of an Overlook Using Tuned Mass Dampers

Hunter’s Point South Park is a breath-taking waterfront park located on the edge of the East River, in Western Queens, NY. The focal point of the park is Hunter’s Point South overlook, a beautiful cantilevered platform that offers unobstructed views of the New York skyline. The Overlook’s rather low fundamental frequency (3.5 Hz) combined with […]

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Vibration Control of a Concrete, Cantilever Pier Using Tuned Mass Dampers

Grant Street Pier, the focal point for “The Waterfront” development in Vancouver, WA is an attractive, triangular, post-tensioned concrete deck overhanging the water by 90 feet providing an expansive view of Columbia River. A cable system and 80-foot-tall mast support the deck. Since the pier is intended for visitors walking on it as well as […]

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Active Feedback-Controlled Boom Noise Damping/Absorption in a Large SUV

Large vehicles, such as SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicle) and minivans, exhibit body boom phenomena during multiple source excitation events including rough road/impact and powertrain induced events. The main cause of the boom is the low-frequency acoustic/vibro-acoustic modes of the cavity being excited via the high acoustic transfer functions at multiple paths, due to an inherently […]

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