Advanced Composite Acoustic Blanket Development
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
The Phase II effort will develop and test an optimized fairing blanket treatment based on heterogeneous material design for improved low-frequency performance and improved weight and/or volume to acoustic performance ratios than current, conventionalblankets. The material modeling code validated in Phase I will be refined and an optimization procedure developed. The optimization procedure will integrate the material design model with fairing vibro-acoustic behavior to determine optimized,heterogeneous blanket designs and configuration. Testing of the prototype design will be conducted on a realistic fairing structure under high-intensity acoustic loading in a semi-infinite free-field.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Bart L. Burkewitz
Senior Acoustic Scientist
Vibro-Acoustic Sciences, Inc.
12555 High Bluff Drive, Suite 310 San Diego, CA 92130
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