A modified VAPEPS method for predicting vibroacoustic response of unreinforced mass loaded honeycomb panels
- Mcnelis, Mark E.
- JAN 1, 1989.
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- VAPEPS (VibroAcoustic Payload Environment Prediction System) is a computer program used to predict the vibroacoustic response of a structure. An alternate VAPEPS modeling technique, the Modified NASA Lewis Method, is an improvement for modeling unreinforced mass loaded honeycomb panels. The Modified NASA Lewis Method prediction is compared to the standard ASMS VAPEPS prediction, and the acoustic test data for three spacecraft panels. An analytical method of computing variance is presented and used to compute 95 percent confidence levels. These levels are compared to the standard VAPEPS confidence levels and to the envelope of the test data. As a result of using the new methodology suggested in the paper, both the mean prediction and the 95 percent confidence level prediction agree well with the test data in both spectral shape and magnitude. Therefore, the Modified NASA Lewis Method prediction methodology may be used to define more realistic random vibration test levels.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19890007534.
Accession ID: 89N16905.
Technical Meeting of the Inst. of Environmental Sciences; 1-5 May 1989; Anaheim, CA; United States.
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