Calendar

13.811 is split into two segments: structural dynamics for the first half of the semester and acoustics for the second half. 

NOTE: Only the acoustics component is available on this site. The structural dynamics component has not yet been incorporated into OCW.
 

LEC # TOPICS KEY DATES
Structural Dynamics
1-13 Structural Dynamics
Acoustics
14 Introduction

The Acoustic Wave Equation
15 Helmholtz Equation

Plane Waves

Wavenumber Representation
16 Radiation from Infinite Plate

2-d Wavenumber Space

Spherical Waves from Point Source
17 Directivity Function

Radiation from Baffled Rectangular Piston
18 Radiation from Planar Sources
19 Radiation from Elastic Plates Problem set 1 due
20 Quiz
21 Spherical Waves

Spherical Harmonics
22 Spherical Multipole Radiation Problem set 2 due
23 Scattering from Spheres
24 Cylindrical Waves Problem set 3 due
25 Helical Waves
26 Radiation from Cylinders Problem set 4 due