MAE 518 Acoustic Radiation I

Introduction to principles of acoustic radiation from vibrating bodies and their related fields. The radiation of simple sources, propagation of sound waves in confined spaces and transmission through different media. 3 credit hours.


• Prerequisite

An undergraduate course in thermodynamics and an undergraduate course in fluid mechanics or consent of instructor.

• Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to provide the student with the tools necessary to calculate the acoustic pressure field generated by vibrating surfaces, and to evaluate the pressure transmission and reflection associated with various media.

• Course Requirements

HOMEWORK: Approximately eight (8) homework assignments of associated acoustic problems will be made. The problems will be due approximately one week after the assignment. (20%)

EXAMINATIONS: Two (2) in-class exams will occur. The exam with the lower grade takes 15% and the other one takes 25%.


PROJECTS: There will be a final project (40%)

• Textbook

Kinsler, L.E., et al. Fundamentals of Acoustics, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-84789-5

• Computer and Internet Requirements

NCSU and Engineering Online have recommended minimum specifications for computers. For details, click here.

• Instructor
  Dr. Yun Jing, Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7910
Engineering Building III (Eb3) 4168
Raleigh, NC 27695-7910

Phone: (919) 513-4673
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