# Physics of TBL sound radiation by a baffled panel

In order to better understand the physics of the interior sound radiation generated by a TBL pressure field on the panel (Figure 9d), three typical sound radiation problems are considered first, which are due to the following excitation fields acting upon the panel: a) the fully correlated pressure field generated by a time – harmonic “acoustic plane wave” (APW) with grazing, 45o and normal angles of incidence (Figure 9a); b) the partially correlated pressure field generated by an “acoustic diffuse field” (ADF), which is composed by a random distribution of plane waves whose energies are equally divided over all angles of incidence (Figure 9b) and c) the fully uncorrelated pressure field due to the so called “rain on the roof’ (ROR) random excitation, which is characterised by a uniform distribution of point forces totally uncorrelated between each other (Figure 9c). The panel is assumed simply supported along the perimeter and its dimensions and material properties are summarised in Table 2.1. An extended version of this analysis can be found in (Rohlfing and Gardonio 2009).

The panel response and the sound radiation produced by the ADF, ROR and TBL excitations are analysed in terms of the total kinetic energy PSD and total radiated sound power PSD, derived with the formulation presented in the

 (a) acoustic plane waves (b) acoustic diffuse field (c) rain on the roof

 (d) TBL excitation

Figure 9. Sound radiation induced by: a) APW at grazing, normal and 45′
incidence angles, b) ADF, c) ROR and d) TBL.

 Parameter Value dimensions lxp y-lyp = 278k247 mm thickness hp =1.6 mm mass density Pp = 2720 Kg/m3 Young’s modulus Ep = 7×10і0 N/m2 Poisson ratio Vp = 0.33 Structural loss factor r/~ 0.02
 Table 2.1. Geometry and physical parameters for the panel.

previous section. For the fully correlated time-harmonic plane wave acoustic excitations, the panel response and sound radiation are instead investigated with reference to the spectra of the time-averaged total kinetic energy Ek (®) and

time-averaged total radiated sound power Pr (®). These two frequency-

Pr(®) = — f Refit(xs,®)*p(xs,®)ldSb =®2b (a)HA(®)b (a) , (72)

2 JSb

where the vector br(o) is derived from Eq. (70). The pressure field over the surface of the panel produced by an acoustic wave with azimuthal and elevation (with reference to the normal of the plate) angles, ф and в respectively, can be expressed as:

PApw&, t) = RejpAPwH ei(0t-W) } , (73)

where pAPW(й) is the complex amplitude of the incident wave and kx = k sin(<9)cos(0), ky = k sin(#)sin(^) are the wave number components in x and y

directions. Thus, the incident acoustic plane wave produces a waved pressure field on the panel whose wavelength is given by ^sin0. For instance, as schematically depicted in Figure 5a, for grazing angle of incidence such that
в=9C°, the waved pressure field acting on the panel is characterised by the same wavelength as that of the incident acoustic field. When the angle of incidence turns to в = 45°, the wavelength of the pressure field acting on the panel becomes V2 times longer than that of the incident acoustic wave. Finally, if the angle of incidence is further reduced towards 6=0° the projection of the acoustic wavelength into the plane of the plate tends to infinity and thus the pressure field is no more waved and becomes spatially uniform. Moving back to the formulation for the response and sound radiation of the plate, considering the excitation pressure field given in Eq. (73), the modal excitation terms frm in Eq.

(68) result (Wang et al. 1991):

(®) = (x У) Cj( = 4 pAPW(m) lxpln

where, if ”л^ + sinffcosifi(aixplc°) and ”л^+sindsi^^^jc,),

and, if ”л = + sin^cos^M^/c,) and т2л = + sin0sin^(ftlyp/c°),

The response and sound radiation produced by the other three types of excitations are instead analysed in terms of the total kinetic energy PSD and total radiated sound power PSD derived with the formulations presented in Sections

1.6 and 2 respectively. Thus the excitations are expressed in terms of cross spectral density functions. The cross spectral density for the diffuse sound field excitation is assumed

c / > , s / sin kd