A vibroacoustic numerical method employing an implicit finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method, in which the target architecture is modeled as a composition of two-dimensional plate elements, is proposed in this paper. While structure-borne sound is a difficult phenomenon to predict owing to the complexity of the vibration mechanism on the building structure, wave-based numerical techniques may enable its accurate prediction by virtue of their flexibility from the viewpoint of modeling the object. However, with the current PC performance, prediction for a large-scale problem is still difficult. To solve such a problem, we model the target structure as a composition of plate elements to reduce the simulated field to two dimensions, in contrast to the discretization of the field into three-dimensional solid elements. This results in memorysaving and faster simulation. In this paper, the basic theory of vibroacoustic analysis for a model with plate elements is described, and the results of a case study for a box-type structure are discussed.
- Finite-difference time-domain method
- Implicit method
- Structure-borne sound