Readings

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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.

The chapters referred to in the table below are from the text: Amazon logo Williams, E. G. Fourier Acoustics: Sound Radiation and Nearfield Acoustical Holography. Burlington, MA: Academic Press, 1999. ISBN: 9780127539607. (Background Reading: Section 1)
 

SES # TOPICS READINGS
Structural Dynamics
1-13 Structural Dynamics
Acoustics
14 Introduction

The Acoustic Wave Equation
Chap. 2.1-2.3
15 Helmholtz Equation

Plane Waves

Wavenumber Representation
Chap. 2.4-2.6
16 Radiation from Infinite Plate

2-d Wavenumber Space

Spherical Waves from Point Source
Chap. 2.7-2.8
17 Directivity Function

Radiation from Baffled Rectangular Piston
Chap. 2.11.1-2.11.5
18 Radiation from Planar Sources Chap. 2.11.6 and 2.12-2.13
19 Radiation from Elastic Plates Chap. 2.14-2.15
20 Quiz
21 Spherical Waves

Spherical Harmonics
Chap. 6.1-6.4
22 Spherical Multipole Radiation Chap. 6.5-6.6
23 Scattering from Spheres Chap. 6.1
24 Cylindrical Waves Chap. 4.1-4.3
25 Helical Waves Chap. 4.4
26 Radiation from Cylinders Chap. 4.5-4.7