ASA 129th Meeting - Washington, DC - 1995 May 30 .. Jun 06

2aEA1. Active control of noise and vibration: Overview and current applications.

Chris R. Fuller

Vib. and Acoust. Lab., Dept. of Mech. Eng., Virginia Polytech. Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA 24061

In this introductory presentation the principles and components of active control systems will be briefly overviewed. Current research topics and areas of application will be discussed including duct noise, machinery isolation, wave control in beams, interior noise in aircraft, and structurally radiated sound. The use of adaptive materials in active noise and vibration control will also be touched upon. The presentation will finish with a discussion on the present limitations of active control and future promising directions.