Minimizing the transient vibroacoustic response of a window to sonic booms by using stiffeners (L)

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A stiffened-window strategy is proposed for reducing the window's transient responses to sonic booms. Additional movable and controllable stiffeners are used, which can improve the window's transient vibration and noise isolation performance without significantly reducing transparency. A simple prediction model is proposed as a design tool for implementing the stiffened-window structure, which allows for the computation of a plate with arbitrary elastic boundary conditions and arbitrarily located stiffeners. The predicted results agree well with experimental data. Also, the feasibility and validity of the stiffened-window strategy for improving the window's performance in response to sonic booms is demonstrated by parametric studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1672-1675
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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