Acoustic transmission properties of pressurised and pre-stressed composite structures
Ampatzidis, Theofanis and Chronopoulos, Dimitrios (2016) Acoustic transmission properties of pressurised and pre-stressed composite structures. Composite Structures . pp. 1-49. ISSN 1879-1085
this work was focused on the examination of the effect of the pre-stress, namely tension and pressure, on the wave propagation and acoustic behaviour of composite laminates. The dispersion characteristics of two dimensional layered and sandwich structures were predicted using Wave Finite Element Method (WFEM). The structures were examined in non-stressed and pre-stressed scenarios. After extracting the mass and stiffness matrix of a small periodic segment of the structure using commercially available Finite Elements software, a polynomial eigenvalue problem was formed, the solutions of which consisted of the propagation constants of the waves of the structure. This way the wavenumbers and eigenvectors of the out of plane structural displacements were extracted. These wave propagation magnitudes were then used to calculate important Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) quantities, such as modal density and radiation efficiency. The effect of pre-stress on these quantities, along with its effect on loss factor of the structure were examined.
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