Experimental Determination of SEA Parameters of Stiffened Cylindrical Shell Structure
A method to predict the modal density and radiation efficiency of orthogonally stiffened cylindrical shell is presented in this paper. The modal density is derived using energy method from the undamped natural frequencies of stiffened shell by treating the stiffeners as discrete elements. The band averaged radiation efficiency is estimated by categorizing the structural modes into acoustically fast and acoustically slow modes. The predicted parameters are compared with experimental results using laser vibrometer measurements. Phase-roll off has been observed in laser vibrometer measurements for which a correction procedure is applied. This prediction method can be easily extended to shells with stiffeners having different size, orientation etc.
J.M. Dulieu-Barton and S. Quinn
P. Ramachandran and S. Narayanan, "Experimental Determination of SEA Parameters of Stiffened Cylindrical Shell Structure", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 3-4, pp. 315-324, 2005