Prediction of noise transmission in a submerged structure by statistical energy analysis

Cavcar Yayladere, Bahar
The aim of this study is to develop a sound transmission model that can be used to predict the vibration and noise levels of a submerged vessel. The noise transmitted from the mechanical vibrations of the hull of a submarine and the turbulent boundary layer excitation on the submarine are investigated. A simplified physical model of the submarine hull including the effects of bulkheads, end enclosures, ring stiffeners and fluid loading due to the interaction of the surrounding medium is presented in the study. An energy approach, i.e., Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) is used for the analysis because the characterization of the hull of the structure can be done by a very large number of modes over the frequency range of interest and the deterministic analysis methods such as finite element and boundary element methods are limited to low frequency problems. The application consists of the determination of SEA subsystems and the parameters and the utilization of power balance equations to estimate the energy ratio levels of each subsystem to the directly excited subsystem. Through the implementation of SEA method, the sound pressure levels of the hull of the structure are obtained. In terms of military purposes, the sound levels of the submarine compartments are vital in the aspects of the preserving of submarine stealth.
Citation Formats
B. Cavcar Yayladere, “Prediction of noise transmission in a submerged structure by statistical energy analysis,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.