Browse Publications Technical Papers 2011-01-1664

A Scanning Method for Source Visualization and Transfer Path Analysis Using a Single Probe 2011-01-1664

There are several methods to capture and visualize the acoustic properties in the vicinity of an object. This article considers scanning PU probe based sound intensity and particle velocity measurements which capture both sound pressure and acoustic particle velocity.
The properties of the sound field are determined and visualized using the following routine: while the probe is moved slowly over the surface, the pressure and velocity are recorded and a video image is captured at the same time. Next, the data is processed. At each time interval, the video image is used to determine the location of the sensor. Then a color plot is generated. This method is called the Scan and Paint method.
Since only one probe is used to measure the sound field the spatial phase information is lost. It is also impossible to find out if sources are correlated or not. This information is necessary to determine the sound pressure some distance from the source, at the driver's ear for example.
In this paper, the method of Scan and Paint is enhanced in such way that it is possible to handle partial correlated sources. The key of the novel method is having a pressure microphone at the listener position which is used as a reference sensor. With all this data, it is possible to derive the spatial phase of the sources measured relative to the listening position.


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