Erin Hafla PhD Comp Exam presentation
- Monday, November 20, 2017 at 2:30pm
- Cobleigh Hall, Room 202 - view map
Underwater Acoustic Propagation from Marine Hydro-kinetic Sources
This project aims to fully characterize acoustic propagation in a marine environment and develop an underwater acoustic propagation model that may be used to assess what behavioral changes will be associated with additional sound produced by Marine Hydro-kinetic (MHK) sources. MHK devices present and new and exciting alternative energy solution. However, very little experimental data is present to understand their impact on the marine environment. Additionally, a fully three-dimensional model with the capacity to handle high and low frequency or multiple sources is not available in order to model and understand acoustic propagation. This project will use and further develop Paracousti, a model provided by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), to characterize underwater sound propagation in contrived and real environments as well as complete an uncertainty analysis. The uncertainty analysis will be used to determine how variations in the operating conditions of an array of MHK devices prompted by a deployment location may affect the sound produced by a source and how that sound propagates.
- Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering