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Reduction of vibration and noise radiation of an underwater vehicle due to propeller forces using periodically layered isolators
Song, Y.; Wen, J.; Yu, D.; Liu, Y.; Wen, X. (2014). Reduction of vibration and noise radiation of an underwater vehicle due to propeller forces using periodically layered isolators. J. Sound Vib. 333(14): 3031-3043. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2014.02.002
In: Journal of Sound and Vibration. Academic Press: London. ISSN 0022-460X, more
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  • Song, Y.
  • Wen, J.
  • Yu, D.
  • Liu, Y.
  • Wen, X.

Abstract
    Using periodic structure theory, the suppression of vibration and noise radiation from an underwater vehicle due to excitation from propeller forces is investigated. The underwater vehicle is modelled in two parts (the hull and the propeller/shafting system). A model of the propeller/shafting system is constructed using a modular approach and considers the propeller, shaft, thrust bearing, isolation structure and foundation. Different forms of isolator are considered – a simple spring-damper system, a continuous rod and a periodically layered structure. The dynamic properties of the underwater vehicle and the isolation performances of various isolators are compared and analysed. The stop band properties of the periodic isolator are used to enhance the passive control performance. Furthermore, an integrated isolation device is proposed that consists of the periodic isolator and a dynamic absorber, and its isolation performance is investigated. The effects of the absorber parameters on the performance of the integrated device are also analysed. Finally, the radiated sound pressure is calculated to verify the attenuation. The numerical results show that the vibration and noise radiation are greatly attenuated in the stop bands. By optimising the design of the periodic isolators and its integrated structures, the suppression of the vibration and noise radiation can be improved effectively.

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