An optimal design method regarding large-scale structure using a reduced model by frequency response functions (an optimal method using coupled acoustic-structural system)

Yasuaki Tsurumi, Toshiaki Nakagawa, Hidekazu Nishigaki, Yoshio Kojima, Hiroshi Yamakawa

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The first paper by authors presented an optimal design method for vibration reduction using additional scalar spring elements. As an advanced work of the previous one, this paper deals with a coupled acoustic-structural system using additional beam elements. First, an analytical sensitivity of the sound pressure level is formulated transforming the dynamic mass matrix of the coupled system into the symmetric matrix. A new-coupled reduction method is also presented based on frequency response functions. Then, an analytical sensitivity with respect to a cross-sectional property of an additional beam element is formulated without using an inverse matrix of the dynamic mass matrix. And, an optimization problem, where the sound pressure level at a target frequency domain as an objective function is formulated and then the methods for sensitivity analysis and optimization are shown with respect to additional beam elements, is formulated. Finally, we demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method through the simple numerical example.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2033-2040
Number of pages8
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug
Externally publishedYes



  • Coupled acoustic-structural system
  • Frequency response function
  • Large-scale structure
  • Optimal design method
  • Reduced model
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Structural analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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