Demonstration of Hybrid FE-SEA Analysis of Structure-Borne Noise in the Mid Frequency Range 2005-01-2331
A hybrid FE-SEA analysis method has been developed to predict the structural response of complex systems at mid and high frequencies. At these frequencies, the dynamic properties of some components might be very sensitive to small perturbations while other components might exhibit a very robust behavior. This mixed dynamic behavior precludes the use of fully statistical approaches like SEA  or fully deterministic approaches like FE. In the hybrid method, either an SEA or an FE model is applied to each component of the complex system, and both descriptions are rigorously coupled in a generic way. An overview of the method is presented along with numerical and experimental validation studies.