Use of Scientific Visual Analysis Tools in Active Structual-Acoustic Control
Active structural-acoustic control (ASAC) is a new technique for controlling the noise field radiated from a vibrating structure. ASAC involves applying time-harmonic "control forces" directly on the structure to alter its dynamic response.
Progress (as of 2/20/92)
My current research involves applying ASAC to an axisymmetric, cylindrical shell. Therefore, my class project will focus on finding improving methods for displaying the response of an axisymmetric structure. I have developed a FORTRAN program that calculates the fluid-structure response before and after the controller is applied. Therefore, I have all the datasets I will need to complete my project.
The main objectives of the class project will be:
I will concentrate mainly on PV-Wave and the NCSA software suite, since I will have continued access to these tools when I leave school this spring. (However, I will experiment with other packages as needed). The multimedia presentation will be developed using Macromind Director.