Abstract by Caleb Goates

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Presenter's Name

Caleb Goates

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Cameron Jones
Scott Sommerfeldt
Jonathan Blotter

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Physics and Astronomy

Faculty Advisor

Scott Sommerfeldt


Validating Green\'s functions for sound power calculations


Sound power produced by a vibrating object may be found by integrating the normal acoustic intensity over the surface of the object. This normally would require knowledge of both the acoustic pressure and the surface velocity, but if appropriate Green's functions are known, the pressure may be calculated from surface velocity measurements.  This talk presents several Green's function formulations for the wave equation near a curved surface. These Green's functions are used to calculate sound power caused by a simulated vibrating curved plate, and the results are compared to boundary element analysis, which is taken as somewhat of a standard in the field.  Benefits of different Green's functions will be discussed.