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INTERNATIONAL SOUND AND VIBRATION DIGEST (ISVD)

Published by THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ACOUSTICS AND VIBRATION (IIAV)

Volume 13, Number 4
Date: 22 August 2012

The information published in this digest has been submitted to the ISVD from various sources and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the IIAV.

Editor-in-Chief: Malcolm J. Crocker, Auburn University, USA
Managing Editor: Margarita Maksotskaya, Auburn University, USA

Editorial Board
Jorge P. Arenas (Valdivia, Chile)
Dariusz Bismor (Gliwice, Poland)
Jonathan D. Blotter (Provo, United States)
Leonid Gelman (Cranfield, United Kingdom)
Samir Gerges (Florianopolis, Brazil)
Victor T. Grinchenko (Kiev, Ukraine)
Colin Hansen (Adelaide, Australia)
Hanno Heller (Braunschweig, Germany)
Hugh Hunt (Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Nickolay I. Ivanov (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Finn Jacobsen (Lyngby, Denmark)
Dan B. Marghitu (Auburn, United States)
M. L. Munjal (Bangalore, India)
David E. Newland (Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Kazuhide Ohta (Fukuoka, Japan)
Goran Pavic (Villeurbanne, France)
Marek Pawelczyk (Gliwice, Poland)
Subhash C. Sinha (Auburn, United States)

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TODAY`S DIGEST CONTENTS
ITEM 1. INTRODUCTION.
ITEM 2. THE NINETEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON SOUND AND VIBRATION (ICSV 19): 08-12 JULY 2012, VILNIUS, LITHUANIA.
ITEM 3. THE TWENTIETH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON SOUND AND VIBRATION (ICSV 20), 7-11 JULY 2013, BANGKOK, THAILAND.
ITEM 4. HONOURS AND AWARDS:
1)PROFESSOR COLIN HANSEN AWARDED IIAV HONORARY FELLOW; 2) DR. C. W. SOLOMON TO ELECTED AS A FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS; 3) ANNEA BARKEFORS, SWEDEN, JORDAN CHEER, UNITED KINGDOM, AND KRISTY HANSEN, AUSTRALIA AWARDED THE SIR JAMES LIGHTHILL AWARD FOR BEST STUDENT PAPER PRESENTED AT ICSV19, VILNIUS, LITHUANIA, 8-12 JULY 2012. 4) JASON RAYMOND, MS, RECEIVED A WHITAKER INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP AWARD IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING.
ITEM 5. THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ACOUSTICS AND VIBRATION (IIAV) ELECTION RESULTS:
ITEM 6. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GRANTS FUNDED BY THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA:
ITEM 7. CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENTS: 1) 20TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON MANAGEMENT OF THE TINNITUS PATIENT, 5-6 OCTOBER 2012, IOWA, USA; 2) 2012 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (ICISCA 2012), 19 – 20 NOVEMBER 2012, BALI, INDONESIA; 3) 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS AND VIBRATION (ISAV2012), 26-27 DECEMBER 2012, TEHRAN, IRAN; 4 ) AIA-DAGA 2013 JOINT CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, 18-21 MARCH 2013, MERANO, ITALY; 5) 21ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ACOUSTICS, 2-7 JUNE 2013, MONTREAL, CANADA; 6) 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RECENT ADVANCES IN STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS RASD2013, 1 – 3 JULY 2013, PISA, ITALY; 7) INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING DYNAMICS ICEDYN 2013, 17-19 JUNE 2013, SESIMBRA, PORTUGAL; 8) INTER-NOISE 2013, 42ND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS AND EXPOSITION ON NOISE CONTROL ENGINEERING, 15-18 SEPTEMBER 2013, INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA.
ITEM 8. NEW WILEY BOOK SERIES COVERING ACOUSTICS, NOISE AND VIBRATION. AIMS AND SCOPE OF THE SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT.
ITEM 9. ACOUSTICS POSITIONS AVAILABLE:
ITEM 10. RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:
ITEM 11. INDUSTRIAL NEWS: BRÜEL & KJÆR SIMULATOR DRIVES MAGNETI MARELLI'S AUTOMOTIVE DEVELOPMENT.
ITEM 12. NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: NONLINEAR RANDOM VIBRATION: ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS, SECOND EDITION; CHO W. S. TO
ITEM 13. NEWS FROM COOPERATING SOCIETY: TRANSACTIONS OF THE KOREAN SOCIETY FOR NOISE AND VIBRATION ENGINEERING (TRANSACTIONS OF THE KSNVE);
ITEM 14. DOCTORAL THESIS ON AN APPROACH TO THE EVALUATION OF URBAN ACOUSTICAL COMFORT WITH THE SOUNDSCAPE CONCEPT:
ITEM 15. ABSTRACT FROM TECHNICAL PAPER: COMPARISION OF MORLET AND HARMONIC WAVELET BASED DENOISING FOR BEARING FAULT DETECTION
A.SANTHANA RAJ, N.MURALI:
ITEM 16. IIAV: MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM: THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ACOUSTICS AND VIBRATION (IIAV).

ITEM 1. INTRODUCTION.

We are pleased to bring you the August 2012 Issue of the INTERNATIONAL SOUND AND VIBRATION DIGEST (ISVD). The DIGEST is now available in both text and PDF full versions on the IIAV website. Both versions of the Digest are free of charge to members of the IIAV. Non-members receive the text version only. The PDF version of the ISVD includes figures and photographs and some additional information.
The IIAV is a democratic international scientific society. Membership, as member or associate is open to individuals from all countries. In addition, 42 scientific societies and institutes have become affiliated with the IIAV as cooperating organizations. On behalf of Professor Hans Boden, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, the President of the IIAV, and the officers and directors, it is our pleasure to invite you to consider becoming an IIAV member if you are not already. IIAV members receive, as part of their annual dues of 80 USD, not only the full version of the ISVD but also a refereed journal; the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ACOUSTICS AND VIBRATION (IJAV) that began publication in December 1996. The IJAV has been selected to be indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE). The SCIE is part of the Web of Science, Engineering and Computing produced by Thomson Reuters. Members also receive each year the proceedings of the International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV), and access to all back issues of IJAV, past ICSVs and ISVDs. The annual dues for Student Members and Emeritus Members are 40 USD. Non-IIAV members and libraries can subscribe to the JOURNAL (IJAV) for 100 USD per year by airmail, post paid. Complete details about IIAV are available on the worldwide web at http://www.iiav.org. A membership application form is enclosed as ITEM 16 of this issue. It can be submitted by e-mail, fax or airmail. Membership can also be established after completing the form on the IIAV website.
The proceedings of the previous congresses and past issues of IJAV and ISVD are available to non-IIAV members for a charge. If you are interested in further information, please go to www.iiav.org or write to isvd@iiav.org.
We hope that you are finding the INTERNATIONAL SOUND AND VIVRATION DIGEST useful. We should be interested to hear your comments and to receive news items and technical information and articles for inclusion in the next issue. We hope to bring out the next issue of the DIGEST in early October 2012, so do not forget to send your items soon! These should be sent to isvd@iiav.org.
Malcolm J. Crocker
Editor-in-Chief

Margarita Maksotskaya
Managing Editor


ITEM 2. THE NINETEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON SOUND AND VIBRATION (ICSV 19): 08-12 JULY 2012, VILNIUS, LITHUANIA:

Dear colleagues:

We hope that you have enjoyed the 19th International Congress on Sound and Vibration held recently in Vilnius, Lithuania, and found it interesting and valuable.

We would like to inform you that the materials for one of the keynote lectures on "Binaural Models and Their Technological Application" by Professor Jens Blauert (Bochum, Germany), which he delivered at ICSV19 on Monday, 9 July 2012, are available on the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration website at www.iiav.org http://www.iiav.org The materials, include Prof Blauert's audio soundtrack, his WORD file and his slides. These can be found at: http://iiav.org/index.php?va=load_news&idnews=37 In addition, we are pleased to tell you that a collection of photographs taken at ICSV19 is also available for viewing on the ICSV19 Congress website at: http://iiav.org/icsv19_vilnius/congress_photoalbum/

Best regards,

Daumantas Ciplys
ICSV19 Chair of Local Organizing Committee

ITEM 3. THE TWENTIETH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON SOUND AND VIBRATION (ICSV 20), 7-11 JULY 2013, BANGKOK, THAILAND.

The Twentieth International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV20) will be held in Bangkok Thailand from 07-13 July 2013. The anniversary ICSV20 Congress is sponsored by the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV) and the Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University; the Acoustical Society of Thailand; and the Science Society of Thailand. The ICSV20 is currently organized in cooperation with: the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics; the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers; the Acoustical Society of China; The Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics and The Acoustical Society of Singapore.
The ICSV20 will be held at the Imperial Queen`s Park Hotel. A special rate for single and double occupancy at the Imperial Queen`s Park Hotel has been negotiated as follows: delegate Rates: 90 USD for Deluxe and 107 USD for Premier: Students Rooms single and Double Occupancy for only 67 USD. These rates include all taxes and daily breakfast along with free internet access.
If you would like to volunteer to organize a special session at the conference, or if you'd like information in advance on the exposition, please contact Margarita Maksotskaya at mam0066@auburn.edu.
Sponsors and exhibitors will have the chance to promote their companies. To discuss available opportunities, visit the Conference website, or contact Boonchoat Paosawatyanyong paosawat@sc.chula.ac.th
Further details about the conference are still being worked out, and we will be updating the ICSV20 website with new information, such as abstract submission and paper deadlines. So please check the ICSV20 website at www.icsv20.org for further information.

ITEM 4. HONOURS AND AWARDS:

1) PROFESSOR COLIN HANSEN WAS AWARDED WITH AN IIAV HONORARY FELLOWSHIP DURING THE ICSV19 CONGRESS IN VILNIUS, LITHUANIA.

Emeritus Professor Colin Hansen has been teaching, researching, and consulting in acoustics, noise and vibration for 40 years. He joined the academic staff in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide in 1987, following four years as a noise and vibration consultant in the USA (with Bolt Beranek and Newman in Los Angeles, California) and three years as an industrial vibration consultant in Australia. Prior to working as a consultant, he spent two years at the University of Adelaide as a research associate, following completion of his PhD studies in acoustics and vibration. He established the Active Noise and Vibration Control (ANVC) Group at the University of Adelaide in 1987 and led it until his retirement from academe at the end of 2011. The group is internationally recognised for its extensive contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge in many aspects of active noise and vibration control. Hansen’s research has led to him authoring or co-authoring over 300 papers on many different aspects of noise and vibration control in international journals and conference proceedings and developing a commercial multi-channel ANC system that has users from six different countries.
Hansen has authored or co-authored 11 books, edited two books, and contributed seven chapters to various books on noise and vibration control. He co-developed a suite of noise control software (ENC) based on his engineering noise control textbook, which has more than 100 users worldwide. The two-volume second edition of his 1997 book on the active control of noise and vibration will be launched towards the end of 2012. Hansen’s current work includes projects on noise signature prediction from submarines, wind farm noise, aerodynamic noise generation mechanisms, and the development of high-performance active noise control systems.
Hansen served for two years (2000–2002) as president of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration and has also served in a number of other executive positions in the same organization since 1997. In 2012 he was made the 15th Honorary Fellow of the IIAV in recognition of his “outstanding contributions to scientific knowledge in acoustics, noise and vibration,” and in 2009 he was awarded the Rayleigh Medal by the British Institute of Acoustics for “outstanding contributions to acoustics.” He is a fellow of the Australian Acoustical Society and Engineers Australia and is a Chartered Professional Engineer. He was also head of the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide for the 14 years prior to 2010.


2) DR. C. W. SOLOMON TO, OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, U.S.A., HAS BEEN ELECTED AS FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS IN APRIL 2012.

Dr. To joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1996. Prior to joining UNL, he was a professor at the University of Western Ontario and an associate professor at the University of Calgary. He was a Research Fellow of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada from 1982-1992, and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), University of Southampton. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM), the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and a founder Fellow of the Institution of Diagnostics Engineers, U.K. He has also served as chair of the ASME Finite Element Techniques and Computational Technologies Technical Committee. Dr. To currently serves as the department graduate chair at UNL.

3) ANNEA BARKEFORS, SWEDEN, JORDAN CHEER, UNITED KINGDOM, AND KRISTY HANSEN, AUSTRALIA WERE AWARDED THE SIR JAMES LIGHTHILL AWARD FOR BEST STUDENT PAPER PRESENTED AT THE NINETEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON SOUND AND VIBRATION (ICSV19) VILNIUS, LITHUANIA 8-12 JULY 2012.

The Sir James Lighthill Award for Best student Paper is for the best paper published in the Proceedings of IIAV Annual International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV) by a person in the early stages of his/her career. The author concerned (or one of them, if there is more than one author who qualifies) must also present the paper in person at the Congress and, at the discretion of the session chairperson, answer any questions from the.
The Award will be in the form of a certificate and when sponsorship is available, will be backed by a cash sum of $200. In addition, a free membership in the Institute, at an appropriate grade (normally Student) will be given to the winner for one year. For additional information on the sir James Lighthill student best paper award, please contact Len Gelman, Chair of the Honours and Awards Committee, at: L.Gelman@cranfield.ac.uk

4) JASON RAYMOND, MS, AND 3RD YEAR PHD STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, HAS RECEIVED A WHITAKER INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP AWARD IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING.

Raymond's fellowship research will focus on ultra-high-speed imaging of the interaction of ultrasound with echogenic liposomes, a novel drug-delivery system for the treatment of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Prof. dr. ir. Nico de Jong in the Department of Experimental Echocardiography, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam will host Raymond during the fellowship year. The goal of the Whitaker International Fellows Program is to assist in the development of professional leaders who are not only superb engineers and scientists, but who also will lead and serve the profession with an international outlook. Raymond is working under the direction of Christy K. Holland, PhD, at the University of Cincinnati (UC). His work has also been supported through a 2011 UC Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, and a grant from the UC Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. Prior to UC, Raymond was Research Engineer at the National Center for Physical Acoustics, University of Mississippi. For more information, please contact Jason Raymond at raymonjl@mail.uc.edu

ITEM 5. THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ACOUSTICS AND VIBRATION (IIAV) ELECTION RESULTS:

New IIAV officers and directors, who began their terms of service in July 2012 immediately after ICSV19, are as follows:

1) President-Elect: Leonid Gelman, UK
Leonid Gelman holds a PhD and Dr. of Sciences (habilitation) and is the chair in Vibro-Acoustic Monitoring and director of the Centre of Vibro-Acoustics at Cranfield University. He is a fellow of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT), a fellow of the UK Institution of Diagnostic Engineers, a fellow of the International Association of Engineers, and chairman of the Condition Monitoring Committee of the BINDT. Prof. Gelman is author of over 200 publications (including 17 patents) and 15 plenary keynote papers. He is the editor-in-chief of the book series Condition Monitoring (Coxmoor, UK) and the honorary editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Condition Monitoring. He is chair of the 2007 World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, honorary co-chair of the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 World Congresses of Engineering and chair of the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 International Condition Monitoring Conferences. Prof. Gelman has participated in the scientific boards of many international conferences and has spent time lecturing and consulting to academia and industry in all parts of the world. He has also held visiting professor positions at five overseas universities. Recently, he received the Civil Aerospace Engineering Innovation Award from Rolls-Royce. Prof. Gelman joined the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV) in 1997. He served as a director of the IIAV in 2007–2011. Starting in 2003, Prof. Gelman has organised and chaired multiple structured sessions at the International Congresses of Sound and Vibration, organised by the IIAV. He is the chair of the Honours and Awards Committee of the IIAV and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration (IJAV), published by the IIAV. Recently, he was appointed as a guest editor of a special issue of the IJAV.

2) Vice-President for Professional Relations: Luis Bento-Coelho, Portugal
Luis Bento-Coelho studied electrical engineering at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Lisbon, Portugal, and received MSc and PhD degrees from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton, UK. He is currently professor of acoustics at IST at Lisbon Technological University, where he is also head of the Acoustics and Noise Control Group. Luis Bento-Coelho is a fellow of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV) and a chartered acoustical engineer of the Portuguese Council of Engineers and has served as a president of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Acoustical Society. He has served as a member of the EU Noise Policy Working Group on Assessment of Exposure to Noise. Currently, he is a member of the European Expert Panel on Noise (European Environmental Agency) and a member of the expert panel for the European Green Capital City Award (European Commission). He was chair of the 12th International Congress on Sound and Vibration held in Lisbon in 2005 and has served as president of IIAV. He has authored more than 200 publications in acoustics in major journals and conference proceedings. His current research interests focus on modelling sound emission and propagation in rooms and in urban environments.


3) New Directors:

1) Steve Elliott graduated with a first-class joint honours BSc in physics and electronics from the University of London in 1976 and received his PhD degree from the University of Surrey in 1979 with a dissertation on musical acoustics. After a short period as a research fellow at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) and as a temporary lecturer at the University of Surrey, he was appointed lecturer at the ISVR at the University of Southampton in 1982. He was made senior lecturer in 1988 and professor in 1994 and served as director of the ISVR from 2005–2010. His research interests have been mostly concerned with the connections between the physical world, signal processing, and control, mainly in relation to the active control of sound using adaptive filters and the active feedback control of vibration. This work has resulted in the practical demonstration of active control in propeller aircrafts, cars, and helicopters. His current research interests include modular systems for active feedback control and modelling the active processes within the cochlear. Professor Elliott has published over 200 papers in refereed journals and 400 conference papers and is co-author of the Active Control of Sound (with P. A. Nelson, 1992) and Active Control of Vibration (with C. R. Fuller and P. A. Nelson, 1996) and author of Signal Processing for Active Control (2001). He is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration, and the Institute of Acoustics and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He was jointly awarded the Tyndall Medal from the Institute of Acoustics in 1992 and the Kenneth Harris James Prize from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in 2000. He was made a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2009.


2) Lars Håkansson received a MSc degree in electrical engineering from Lund University of Technology in Lund, Sweden, and his PhD in mechanical engineering also from Lund University of Technology in 1989 and 1999, respectively. He joined the Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) and was appointed senior lecturer in electrical engineering and continued to expand his research within the area of noise and vibration control. In 2005, he was appointed associate professor and received the responsibility as principal researcher and advisor for the Active Control Group in the Department of Signal Processing at BTH. Dr. Håkansson is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering (former Department of Signal Processing) at BTH. Currently, he is the research director for the Signals, Systems, Sensors, and Remote Engineering Group at BTH. His current research interests are signal analysis, signal processing, adaptive signal processing, active noise and vibration control, automatic control, remotely controlled laboratories, and analytical and experimental modelling of mechanical and acoustic systems. He has a keen interest in developing new technology, and his research is generally in collaboration with industry, which has led to several patents. Lars Håkansson is a member of the Scandinavian Vibration Association.


3) Janusz Kowal is a professor at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland, where, since 1995, he has been the head the Department of Process Control. For many years, he has lectured on subjects in the field of automation, control theory, and vibro-acoustic process control. Professor Kowal studies issues of control in mechanical systems, active methods of vibration, and noise reduction as well as complex analysis of dynamic processes in machines and theoretical and applied mechanics. He has authored or co-authored over 250 publications, including several monographs and textbooks, such as Vibration Control, Vibroacoustic Process Control, and “Active and semiactive methods of the vibroinsulation of mechanical systems." Professor Kowal is also an author or co-author of 12 patents. He has supervised 10 PhD students and continues to work with other doctoral students. Between 1990 and 1999, he served as deputy dean and dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics and held the position of Vice-Rector of Scientific Research at AGH University of Science and Technology. In 2005, he was re-elected dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics–a position that he still holds. From 2005–2010, he acted as chairman of the ACCENT Malopolska Scientific Centre for Advanced Technologies and as chairman of the Scientific Committee of the AGH Scientific Publishers. He has also been elected a member of the Committee of Mechanics and the Committee of Machine Construction of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Janusz Kowal holds the title of European Engineering Educator. He has completed several international research internships, e.g., at Glasgow Caledonian University, the University of Sheffield, and the University of Adelaide. In 2010, he was awarded the Georgius Agricola Medal from the University of Ostrava in Czech Republic.


4) Richard J. Peppin, PE, holds a Bachelor of Engineering (mechanical) from City College of the City University of New York and graduate degrees from West Virginia University (MS in theoretical and applied mechanics) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (MS in mechanical engineering) and has been involved in acoustics and vibrations since 1972. He is the president of Scantek, Inc. and has prime responsibility for quality control and overall technical expertise for the company. Scantek, Inc., founded in Rockville, MD, in 1985, has increased its capability from only sales to include all services and a separate NVLAP/NIST-accredited calibration laboratory, providing instrument rental, instrument repair, and acoustical and vibration consulting services. He has held various leadership positions in the Institute of Noise and Control Engineering (INCE-USA; including past president, vice president of external affairs, vice president of member certification, exposition manager, advertising manager of Noise News International, and associate editor of book reviews for the Noise Control Engineering Journal). He has also held positions in the Acoustical Society of America (ASA; chair of the Technical Committee on Noise), the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (chair of Technical Committee TC 2.6 on Noise and Vibration), and ASTM, formerly called American Society of Testing and Materials (chair of several subcommittees of E33.) He has served as book review editor for the International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, director of the Canadian Acoustical Association, and advertising manager of Canadian Acoustics. He is exposition manager for ICA2013. He is a professional engineer in several states and Ontario, Canada; a fellow of ASA, INCE-USA, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; and board certified in noise control engineering by INCE-USA.

5) Rupert Thornely-Taylor, better known as Rupert Taylor, has specialised in acoustics, noise, and vibration for 48 years and has been a consultant on the subjects for 44 years. He was a director of the IIAV 2007–2011 and currently serves as chair of the Membership Committee. He is past chairman and president and an honorary member of the UK Association of Noise Consultants and was the author of the Pelican book Noise and many other articles and papers on noise, acoustics, and vibration. Taylor is the director of Rupert Taylor Ltd., which specialises in numerical modelling of vibration and noise, particularly ground-borne noise, from railways and structures. He has also developed the proprietary finite-difference time-domain modelling package FINDWAVE®. He is a specialist in the analysis of vibration in steel-framed buildings and the design of dynamic vibration absorbers. Rupert Taylor has been noise and vibration consultant to the promoters of many major infrastructure plans, including Crossrail, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, and the Jubilee Line Extension in the UK and other similar schemes in Scandinavia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia. He is a noise consultant to London Heathrow Airport. He is a fellow of the Institute of Acoustics in the UK and a member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA and the Acoustical Society of America and was one of the earliest members of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration.

ITEM 6. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GRANTS FUNDED BY THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA:

(Deadline for new applications: October 1, 2012)

Eligibility: Students enrolled in an acoustic research programme at a major university or technical institute within a developing country. Preference will be given to individuals from countries listed on the ASA Website as eligible for Corresponding Electronic Associate Membership (the list of the countries can be found at: http://scitation.aip.org/journals/doc/ASALIB-home/corp/pdf/membership/developing.pdf). Applications will be considered during the 164th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Kansas City, Missouri, 22 - 26 October 2012 and the awards will be made in the spring of the following year.
How to apply: Email a completed Application Form (the application form can be downloaded from http://acousticalsociety.org/about/committees/01_10_11_studentawardform) either (1) to Malcolm Crocker, sub-committee Chair, CIRE, mcrocker@eng.auburn.edu with a copy to Margarita Maksotskaya at mam0066@auburn.edu, or (2) to Mark Hamilton, Chair, CIRE, hamilton@mail.utexas.edu. The application should contain a request for consideration of support, a 200-word description of the research to be performed, the name and institutional address of your research supervisor, and a recent CV as an attachment.

ITEM 7. CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENTS.

1) 20TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON MANAGEMENT OF THE TINNITUS PATIENT, 5-6 OCTOBER 2012, THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, USA.

The Conference is sponsored by Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery; Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Iowa. This conference is intended for otologists, audiologists, psychologists, and nurses who provide clinical management services for patients with tinnitus. The purpose of this conference is to provide a review of current evaluation and management strategies for the treatment of tinnitus. For more information, please visit: http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/otolaryngology/TinnitusCourse/

2) 2012 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (ICISCA 2012), 19 – 20 NOVEMBER 2012, BALI, INDONESIA

The International Conference of Information Science and Computer Application (ICISCA) is devoted to fields of Computer Science, Communication and Information Systems. All ICISCA 2012 papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the international journal Advances in Information Technology and Applied Computing (ISSN 2251-3418), with selected papers to appear in International Journal of Information Science and Computer Applications (ISSN: 2010-3603) after extension. The mission of this conference is to publish original contributions in its field in order to promote global exchange of knowledge. Bali is a favorite vacation destination for many nationalities. Bali's natural attractions include miles of sandy beaches, picturesque rice terraces, towering active volcanoes over 3,000 meters high, fast flowing rivers, deep ravines, pristine crater lakes, sacred caves, and lush tropical forests full of exotic wildlife. The island's rich cultural heritage is visible everywhere - in over 20,000 temples and palaces, in many colorful festivals and ceremonies, in drama, music, and dance. Bali is also well known for its night life. Come to Bali enjoying the beautiful environment and fun here!
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics; Computer Architecture and Real time Systems; Computer Control and Robotics; Database and Data Mining; Intelligent Systems and Soft Computing; Modeling, Simulation, and Computer Applications; Networking, Communications, and Internet; Signal Processing, Image Processing, and Pattern Recognition; Software Engineering.
Important Deadlines:
Paper Submission: 15 August 2012
Review Decision: 15 September 2012
Final Papers & Author Registration: 15 October 2012. Further informtion can be found at: http://icisca.org/home.html

3) 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS AND VIBRATION (ISAV2012), 26-27 DECEMBER 2012, TEHRAN, IRAN.

The Iranian Society of Acoustics and Vibration (ISAV) is organizing the Second International Conference of Acoustics and Vibration from 26-27 December 2012 in Sharif University of Technology. ISAV2012 is an opportunity for enthusiastic researchers and experts to represent their activities, and exchange ideas in the fields of acoustics and vibration. The conference will include invited speakers, workshops, exhibitions, and open poster sessions. Selected papers will be published in either the Journal of Low Frequency Noise Vibration and Active Control or the journal of Shock and Vibration. All respected experts are strongly invited to participate in this conference.
Further information can be obtained from: http://isav.ir/2012/

4) AIA-DAGA 2013 JOINT CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, 18-21 MARCH 2013, MERANO, ITALY;
The Acoustical Society of Italy (AIA) and the German Acoustical Society (DEGA), in cooperation with the Austrian Acoustics Association (AAA) and the Swiss Acoustical Society (SGA-SSA), are organizing the joint Conference on Acoustics AIA-DAGA 2013. This Conference has been recognized by the European Acoustics Association (EAA) as “EAA Euroregio” and will include the “EAA Winter School” for young researchers, as well as the 40th AIA Annual Conference and the 39th DEGA Annual Conference (DAGA). AIA-DAGA 2013 will be held from 18 to 21 March 2013 in Merano, Italy, an attractive thermal town, in the South Tyrol Region. The Conference venue is the Kurhaus, a historic building, which was built in the mid 1800’s in Jugendstil to entertain guests. The Conference will include six keynote lectures, invited and contributed papers arranged in parallel structured sessions, and three workshops. Acousticians from all over the world are welcome to participate and companies are invited to take part in the AIA-DAGA 2013 exhibition and sponsorship. For more information, please visit http://www.aia-daga.eu

5) 21ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ACOUSTICS 2-7 JUNE 2013, MONTREAL, CANADA.

This Congress will feature a high-standard technical program including plenary, distinguished, contributed, and poster papers. Papers will cover all aspects of acoustics. There will be an extensive Exposition highlighting the latest advances in products for all fields of acoustics.
The Congress will be a joint meeting, comprising the 21st International Congress on Acoustics, the 165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, and the 52nd Meeting of the Canadian Acoustical Association. It will be held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. This spacious, functional, and modern convention centre is ideally located in downtown Montréal. Many hotels are located adjacent to the Palais or within easy walking distance. A central accommodation website will be available at which you will be able to compare the various hotel options and to make reservations directly. Restaurants, shopping, historic sites, and subway are all nearby.
Montréal's special charm is a product of its unique mix of European and North American cultures and its blend of original and contemporary influences. You will find a blend of old and new … cobblestone and carriages, boutique hotels and gourment restaurants. Visit the Tourisme Montréal website at www.tourisme-montreal.com for more information. Getting to Montréal is convenient since it is a major gateway to North America, with direct flights from more than 100 national and international cities.
The following are dates to remember:
October 2012 -- Call for Papers
15 November 2012 -- Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts
1 December 2012 -- Acceptance Notices sent to Authors
22 January 2013 -- Deadline for Receipt of Manuscripts (with registration fee)
April 2013 -- Presentation can be uploaded
2-7 June 2013 -- ICA 2013
Updated Information about the Congress can be found at. www.ica2013montreal.org

6) 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RECENT ADVANCES IN STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS RASD2013, 1 – 3 JULY 2013, PISA, ITALY.

The conference will reflect the state-of-the-art of structural dynamics and dynamical systems in science and engineering, and is an opportunity to exchange scientific, technical and experimental ideas. One of the main organizers of the conference is the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR). Papers are invited on any aspect of Structural Dynamics from any branch of engineering. A selection of the best papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Mechanical Engineering. Abstract deadline: 28 September 2012; Website: www.soton.ac.uk/rasd2013; Email: rasd2013@soton.ac.uk

7) THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING DYNAMICS ICEDYN 2013, 17-19 JUNE 2013, SESIMBRA, PORTUGAL.

The International Conference on Structural Engineering Dynamics (ICEDyn 2013) has the objective of bringing together various subjects that may be understood as part of a whole big area of Structural Engineering Dynamics. It is indeed a vast area, which comprehends not only Mechanical Engineering but also Civil, Aeronautical and other akin disciplines. All subjects are welcome within this big umbrella, although the organisers would like to give relevance to some topics in particular, to orient the possible attendees and provide some guidelines. In what structural dynamics is concerned, the main topics considered here have to do with experimental and operational modal analysis and testing, validation and updating of numerical models, new developments in experimental techniques, modelling of damping, structural health monitoring, active control, smart materials, nonlinear dynamics, rotating machinery and vibro-acoustics.
It is anticipated that the conference will appeal to a very wide range of disciplines, from aeronautical and civil engineering structures to all forms of machinery.
The organisers expect that the conference may be run in two or at most three parallel sections to avoid dispersion and help congregating people to fruitful and nice interactive discussions. For further information about the ICEDyn 2013, please contact Professor Nuno Maia at nmaia@dem.ist.utl.pt or visit http://www.icedyn.net/Home

8) INTER-NOISE 2013, THE 42ND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS AND EXPOSITION ON NOISE CONTROL ENGINEERING, WILL BE HELD IN INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA FROM 15-18 SEPTEMBER 2013 . The Congress is sponsored by the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE), and is being organized by the Austrian Noise Abatement Association (Österreichischer Arbeitsring für Lärmbekämpfung) (ÖAL). The theme of the congress is Applied research for sound quality.
INTERNOISE-2013 will be held at the Congress Center Innsbruck. A large block of rooms has been negotiated at highly competitive rates. As usual, a large exposition of vendors offering noise control materials, software, and measurement devices will be held. For further information about the conference please visit: http://www.internoise2013.com/

ITEM 8. NEW WILEY BOOK SERIES COVERING ACOUSTICS, NOISE AND VIBRATION AIMS AND SCOPE OF THE SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT .Wiley Book Series covering Acoustics, Noise and Vibration. Aims and Scope of the Series
This new series will embrace the spectrum of acoustics, noise and vibration topics from theoretical foundations to real world applications. The Wiley Series will publish up to 5-10 titles per year ranging from high level undergraduate/graduate student texts, explanation and dissemination of science and technology and good practice, and include interesting and important research topics that are immediately relevant to industrial development or practical applications. The target market includes senior undergraduate and graduate students, consultants, and researchers in acoustics, noise and vibration and in particular those involved in engineering and technology fields including, aerospace, automotive, biomedical, civil/structural, electrical, environmental, industrial, materials, mechanical and naval architecture. In addition the books will be aimed at a wide variety of other practitioners and researchers in fields such as audiology, architecture, the environment, physics, signal processing and speech. Also the series will be planned to be of interest to those wishing to develop and apply the methods and techniques as practicing engineers, scientists and software developers across a broad in a wide range of industries. Those wishing to submit a proposal for a book and to collaborate in the new Wiley Book Series covering Acoustics, Noise and Vibration should please contact Prof. Malcolm J. Crocker at m.crocker@hotmail.com .

ITEM 9. ACOUSTICS POSITIONS AVAILABLE.

1)The VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava is searching for suitable candidates for post-doctoral research positions. The VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava is a technical and economic institution providing bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels of education, based on free and internationally oriented research. It has the right of conferring academic and scientific degrees, as well as doctoral honorary degrees. The VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava ranks among the top technical universities in the Czech Republic. It is equipped with excellent research infrastructure and modern laboratory facilities. The scientific and teaching staff collaborate with research and academic institutions and experts on both national and international levels, number of multinational research teams evolve the science and development at the University. Currently we offer 22 post-doctoral (postdoc) research positions on the following nine themes (project modules), supported by the EU Operational Program Education for Competitiveness and the Czech state budget:
B. Decontamination of acid mining water
(2 postdoc positions; contact: Professor Andras, peter.andras@vsb.cz)
D. Measurement-taking, transmission and data processing in distributed industrial and biomedical applications
(1 postdoc position; contact: Assoc. Professor Koziorek, jiri.koziorek@vsb.cz)
E. Bio-inspired computations, artificial intelligence and logic
(3 postdoc positions; contact: Professor Snasel, vaclav.snasel@vsb.cz)
F. Problems with reliability and power supply of electric traction
(1 postdoc position; contact: Assoc. Professor Styskala, vitezslav.styskala@vsb.cz)
G. Development of new methods for the design, modelling and evaluation of the safety and reliability of steel structures
(1 postdoc position; contact: Professor Strnadel, bohumir.strnadel@vsb.cz)
H. Advanced materials, preparation and technology of their processing
(7 postdoc positions; contact: Professor Drapala, jaromir.drapala@vsb.cz)
I. Nanomaterials and nanostructures for progressive applications
(2 postdoc positions; contact: Professor Pistora, jaromir.pistora@vsb.cz)
K. Mechatronic systems - Control of mechatronic systems, Lifetime prediction of advanced metallic materials for mechatronic systems
Opportunity for Young Researchers
CZ.1.07/2.3.00/30.0016
(3 postdoc positions; contact: Professor Noskievic, petr.noskievic@vsb.cz)
L. Managing, decision-making and modelling of economic and financial processes
(2 postdoc positions; contact: Professor Zmeskal, zdenek.zmeskal@vsb.cz)
The positions will be located in Ostrava, the third-largest city in the Czech Republic. The employer will be The VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava. Postdocs will be employed full-time for a fixed period of up to 2 ½ years. The gross salary ranges between 40 – 50 thousand CZK a month (EUR 1600 – 2000). The main postdoc activities are: participation in research activities in a relevant team of experts, preparation of new joint research projects, publication activities, teaching, active participation in workshops and conferences, foreign internships or internships in the application sphere for 3 – 6 months.
The selection procedure, a basic description of each project module, the contents of the postdoc’s work and specific project module requirements for the candidate (expected education, knowledge, experience and skills) are placed on our website http://postdoci.vsb.cz/cs/okruhy/aktivity/.
For informal enquiries about any aspect of the positions, please contact the relevant investigator mentioned in the parentheses above.
The closing date for applications is August 20, 2012.

2) Two-year Full-time Postdoctoral Fellowship in Acoustics

The Department of Physics + Astronomy at Vassar College, in collaboration with the Consortium for Faculty Diversity (CFD) in Liberal Arts Colleges, invites applications for a two-year full-time postdoctoral fellowship in acoustics beginning late May 2013 through late August 2015. The Fellow will teach the equivalent of three courses each academic year, participate in departmental activities, and interact regularly with students. Additionally, the Fellow will assist with an on-going, NSF-funded (Award Number: 1055268), acoustics research project during the academic year and summer months. Successful applicants must demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following areas: acoustic measurements, signal processing techniques, numerical simulations, computational modeling, and undergraduate teaching. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in an acoustics-related field, and should have no more than five years of teaching or relevant experience before the time of appointment. Compensation will be commensurate with that of a full-time faculty member with comparable qualifications. To apply, candidates should create an application through the CFD website: www.gettysburg.edu/about/offices/provost/cfd/. The complete application will be shared with all Consortium member schools, including Vassar College. Outstanding applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, C.V., graduate school transcripts, a teaching philosophy, and a statement of research experience. For inquiries, please contact the CFD mentor for this fellowship, David T. Bradley, Ph.D., Department of Physics + Astronomy, at dabradley@vassar.edu. Applications will be considered immediately; for full consideration they should be received by October 30, 2012. Applicants should e-mail the CFD mentor to alert them to a submitted application
Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates, located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. The Vassar College Acoustics Research Laboratory (VAR-Lab) is a state-of-the-art acoustics facility housed in the Vassar College Physics + Astronomy Department

3) Open PhD and postdoctoral positions (fall 2012)
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department (LTAS) Space Structures and Systems Laboratory (S3L)
Prof. Gaëtan KERSCHEN
Institut de Mécanique et Génie Civil (B52)
Chemin des Chevreuils 1 – 4000 Liège Sart Tilman – Belgique
Tél. : + 32 (0) 4 366 48 52 - Secrétariat : + 32 (0) 4 366 92 12
e-mail : g.kerschen@ulg.ac.be
Department : Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Unit: Space Structures and Systems Laboratory
Keywords: aeroelasticity, nonlinear dynamics, vibration absorber
Contact : Gaëtan Kerschen, e-mail: g.kerschen@ulg.ac.be
The nonlinear tuned vibration absorber
(NOVIB project - ERC Starting Grant)

Even after more than one century of flight, aircraft are still plagued by major vibration problems. A well-known example is the external-store induced flutter of the F-16 fighter aircraft. Since nonlinear dynamical systems theory is not yet mature, the inherently nonlinear nature of aeroelastic instability renders their mitigation a particularly difficult problem.
Although nonlinearity is usually seen as an enemy, the objective of the NOVIB project is to control - and even suppress - aeroelastic instability through the intentional use of nonlinearity. This will be achieved thanks to the development of the nonlinear tuned vibration absorber (NLTVA), a new, rigorous nonlinear counterpart of the linear tuned vibration absorber. The NOVIB project proposes a synthesis of analytical, computational and experimental components to achieve the ambitious objective of this research:
1. A complete theory for the NLTVA that will ensure the effectiveness of this absorber in wide ranges of frequencies and motion amplitudes will be established. One PhD/postdoctoral position is available for this study.
2. Efficient computational algorithms for designing the NLTVA through bifurcation analysis will be developed. One PhD/postdoctoral position is available for this study.
3. In order to validate the findings of the NOVIB project, the NLTVA will be attached to different numerical wings. This will be co-supervised by Prof. G. Dimitriadis (contact: gdimitriadis@ulg.ac.be). One PhD/postdoctoral position is available for this study.
Two other positions related to the practical implementation of the absorber and wind tunnel experiments will also be available around Fall 2013.


ITEM 10. RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:

1) PRODUCING A SINGER’S FORMANT AT HIGH FRONT VOWELS - SOME KINEMATICAL AND ANATOMICAL ASPECTS.

K. J. van Zwieten and K. P. Schmidt, Functional Morphology, University of Hasselt, Belgium in cooperation with Chamber Choir De Kleine Cantorij NPO, Tongeren, Belgium

In a series of scientific workshops for classical singers, our laboratory of Functional Anatomy has tried to elucidate some kinematical backgrounds of the so-called singer’s formant, “a merge between at least two formants, possibly F3 and F4” (Sterling, 2006). Recent measurements in a baritone by Radolf et al. (2012) showed that “a cluster of two or three formants was formed in the range of F2-F4 between 1.4 and 3.4 kHz for the vowel [i:]”. Millhouse and Clermont (2006) demonstrated a distinct difference between F1 and F2, and a close proximity of F3 and F4 especially for the (sung as well as spoken) vowel /i/ in “Heed”. Therefore we reconstructed some functional-anatomical phenomena in pronouncing the word “Heed”, by means of a crossed four-bar-linkage model simulating jaw motion in a sagittal plane (Van Zwieten et al., 2001). Bars represent respectively the skull-base, the intercrossing bundles of jaw-elevating muscles masseter and medial pterygoid, and the mandibular angle. During uttering the high front vowel in “Heed”, the tongue’s dorsum is lifted, so as to narrow the linguo-palatal port, while the velo-pharyngeal port simultaneously closes (Ladefoged, 1993; Soquet et al., 2002). Although Sundberg et al. (2007) presume individual preference in the amount of this velo-pharyngeal closing during the production of a singer’s formant, we rather interpret this as a tautening of the palatine aponeurosis by bilateral activity of the tensor veli palatini muscle, neuromotorically associated with a slight elevation of the mandible by bilateral activity of the medial pterygoid muscle. Of all muscles of the soft palate namely, only m. tensor veli palatini shares its motor nerve with the nerve for the jaw-closing m. pterygoideus medialis. (The other velar muscles receive motor branches from the vagus nerve.) Once taut, the palatal velum will allow its freely moving uvular muscle to more or less “close the velo-pharyngeal port”. The nasal tract plus its sinuses then enhance resonance, thus favouring the production of a singer’s formant once more. Acknowledgements : We would like to thank tenor Robert Luts, Professor of Singing, and bass Joris Grouwels, MSCE, for their help in preparing this survey.

2) SIMULTANEOUS ANNOYANCE AND NOISE MEASUREMENTS IN HOMES NEAR WIND TURBINES BY CON DOOLAN AND DANIELLE MOREAU, UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA.

Noise from wind turbines is a controversial issue that causes a considerable amount of for people who live in the vicinity of wind farms. Residents' complaints and perceptions are also hindering the development of the renewable energy industry. Thus a much greater understanding of wind turbine noise, and its perception, is needed. Despite much reporting on the issue, there are very few measurements available that present on the noise level inside people's homes at the exact time they are annoyed. Usually, A-weighted, time-averaged measurements are taken over a long period that may contain periods where residents are annoyed or not. To overcome this issue, the University of Adelaide has developed a measurement system that enables simultaneous digital audio recording of sound along with a resident's self-reported annoyance rating of that sound. Preliminary measurements show reasonable correlation of self-reported annoyance with un-weighted noise levels and most of the acoustic energy is in the low-frequency range (10-200 Hz). Homes tested were situated between 1 and 5 km from the wind farm. Results from these preliminary tests are being used to refine the measurement system so it can be deployed in more homes to obtain more data. A hypothesis is being developed that links a person's response to wind turbine noise to not only noise level, but personal moderating factors that include influences from their local community, life history and health levels. Integrating our measurement system into this wider research program will be the focus of our future work. For further information, please contact Dr. Con Doolan, Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Adelaide at con.doolan@adelaide.edu.au or visit: URL:http://www.mecheng.adelaide.edu.au/~cdoolan/

ITEM 11. INDUSTRIAL NEWS: BRUEL & KJAER SIMULATOR DRIVES MAGNETI MARELLI'S AUTOMOTIVE DEVELOPMENT.

DENMARK, JULY 2012

Magneti Marelli is a tier-one supplier to automotive manufacturers throughout the world, developing components such as exhaust systems to exacting specifications and targets.
Using a Desktop Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Simulator brings the company great advantages when communicating with their customers throughout the development process.
For their Exhaust Systems department, troubleshooting, benchmarking and meeting targets are all enhanced by the speed and ease with which the simulator allows them to virtually develop and experience different exhaust designs. Increased competition at the global level combines with the demand for more and more advanced products that promote safety, performance and respect for the environment. This has prompted the companies operating in Magneti Marelli’s sector to dedicate a growing share of their turnover to the innovation and development of new solutions. Reaching out to manufacturers is key to gaining and maintaining business and Magneti Marelli are taking a bold first step in this regard.
As the first tier-one component supplier to use a Brüel & Kjær Desktop NVH Simulator, they are taking the initiative in engaging their customers in the development process. This approach is paying off and assisting their general drive to supply more companies than the Fiat group alone.
“It provides more than we expected from the demonstration, in terms of what you can do with it,” says Massimo Ambrosino, from NVH Testing for Research and Development. “We use it as both a sales and an R&D tool in the Exhaust Systems department.”
For Mr Ambrosino, the simulator is highly effective for engaging with their clients during the development process. He says: “We typically have a visit from customers every week, so they can hear the latest developments on a particular solution that we are working on. This shows really effectively what we can do. We believe we are the first tier-one automotive supplier to adopt this technology, so it is a valuable differentiator.” The full case study is available here: http://www.bksv.com/doc/bn1109.pdf

ITEM 12. NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT.

NONLINEAR RANDOM VIBRATION: ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS, SECOND EDITION; CHO W. S. TO

Hardcover: 312 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; Boca Raton, Florida, 2 edition (August 10, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0415898973
Price: $119.953

This second edition of this book, Nonlinear Random Vibration: Analytical Techniques and Applications, expands on the original edition with additional detailed steps in various places in the text. It is a first systematic presentation on the subject. It covers Markovian and non-Markovian solutions of nonlinear stochastic differential equations, exact solutions of Fokker-Planck-Kolmogorov equations, methods of statistical linearization, statistical nonlinearization techniques, methods of stochastic averaging, truncated hierarchy techniques, and an appendix on probability theory.
About the Author
Dr. To`s biography can be found in Item 4 under Honours and Awards.

ITEM 13. NEWS FROM COOPERATING SOCIETIES.

Transactions of the Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering (Transactions of the KSNVE)
This journal is published monthly and the purpose is to provide the prompt publication of original articles on any aspect of noise, vibration and shock. This journal publishes fundamental work, theoretical analysis, experimental investigation and practical application on noise, vibration and shock problems in various fields including mechanical engineering and environmental engineering. Recently, articles on advanced technology of active noise and vibration control are also published in this journal. Originally, this journal was launched by Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering (KSNVE) as a Korean Journal in 1991. The articles written in English are being increased although most of the articles are still written in Korean. The KSNVE now strongly solicits foreign authors to submit articles written in English to promote this journal as a prestigious international journal. Recently, the Korean Research Foundation announced the rank of the KCI (Korean Citation Index), according to which this journal was ranked 54th among 188 KCI engineering and science journals (in 2008). In related engineering fields such as mechanical and automotive engineering, this journal was ranked as one of the top five high quality journals in terms of KCI. For further information about the Transactions of the KSNVE please go to: http://www.ksnve.or.kr/english/publications.html

ITEM 14. DOCTORAL THESIS ON AN APPROACH ON THE EVALUATION OF URBAN ACOUSTICAL COMFORT WITH THE SOUNDSCAPE CONCEPT.

June 2012
Asli Ozcevik
Faculty of Architecture,
Yildiz Technical University,
Istanbul, Turkey.
E-mail: asliozcevik@hotmail.com

A large body of literature exists regarding the usage of soundscape for the evaluation of urban acoustical comfort. However the review of the related literature shows that there is not a common reconciliation about the properties of the subjective and objective data to be accumulated, the methods of data collection and evaluation, and the statistical methods to be used in the correlation. Moreover, many studies display that the recent methods associating acoustical comfort to the sound pressure level (mainly LAeq) are insufficient to define the sound environment, to evaluate the environmental noise annoyance, and the quality of the urban acoustical environment. Therefore, the aim of this thesis is to develop an approach based on soundscape for the evaluation, conservation and rehabilitation of acoustical comfort in urban areas. The hypothesis of the study is ‘soundscape quality can objectively be evaluated through the perceptibility of soundmark’. To obtain a methodology correlating objective and subjective assessments of the urban sound environment form the conceptual frame of the study. In this structure, the results of semantic evaluation derived from the area, are correlated with the objective evaluation of the soundscape. The method investigating the accuracy of the hypothesis is developed depending on the field studies. An approach proposal is developed by the steps of; deriving the objective and subjective evaluations of the sound environment via the field and the laboratory studies, statistically analyzing the data (individually and comparatively), and correlating the results. The proposal is revised after being tested at first theoretically by using the first fields, and then practically by using new fields. The approach proposal allows obtaining the qualitative interpretations from the quantitative data derived from the field study, via the qualitative analysis in the laboratory and the listed equations for pairs of adjectives which can be described by the sound quality metrics. It is also documented that there is a direct relationship between the satisfaction from soundmark and the sound environment. The approach proposal provides an innovative perspective in terms of interactive communication between the noise action plans and citizens.

ITEM 15. ABSTRACT FROM TECHNICAL PAPER: COMPARISION OF MORLET AND HARMONIC WAVELET BASED DENOISING FOR BEARING FAULT DETECTION
A.SANTHANA RAJ, N.MURALI

Real Time Systems Division, Instrumentation& Control Group, Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research, Department of Atomic Energy, Kalpakkam, India. Email: asraj@igcar.gov.in

Bearing Faults in rotating machinery are seen as low energy impulses in their vibration signal and are lost in the noise. signals must be properly denoised for effective condition monitoring. This paper compares the denoising method by Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) using Morlet wavelet and Harmonic wavelet. After denoising, the signal is analyzed with the Empirical Mode Decomposition (EMD) technique. Both Morlet and Harmonic wavelets resemble the impulses that are to be detected, which is an expected criterion in denoising applications. In this paper it is shown that Morlet wavelet, even though being a non-orthogonal wavelet, performs better in identifying the characteristic fault frequencies when compared to the harmonic wavelet, which even though being orthogonal suffers from its inability to achieve localization.

Early fault detection in rotating machineries is useful in terms of system maintenance and process automation, which will help to save millions on emergency maintenance and production costs. Faulty bearings contribute to majority of the problems in rotating machinery than any other parts1. Quite naturally, fault identification of rolling element bearings has been a subject of extensive research. Bentley2 had shown that approximately 90% of rolling element-bearing failures are related to either inner race or outer race flaws. Sharp peaks characterize these faults at periodic intervals but they are of low energy. These signals are modulated by number of high frequency harmonic components resulting from the structural response to individual impacts. Due to this, the characteristic frequency is lost in the noise and an efficient denoising technique is required before analyzing the signal for the characteristic fault frequency retrieval.
When the noise type and frequency range are known, different filters can be used3. However in bearing fault analysis neither the noise type nor the frequency range is known. For such applica-tions, wavelet transform has been widely used in denoising due to its extraordinary time-frequency representation capability4. Different thresholding techniques are also proposed in various litera-tures5,6. The methods discussed in these literatures are suitable for smooth signals that are to be sep-arated from Gaussian noise. But for fault diagnosis, neither the faulty signal is smooth nor is the noise in the signal Gaussian.
To detect impulses immersed in vibration signals, Morlet wavelet based denoising methods are proposed making use of the resemblance between Morlet wavelet, a non-orthogonal signal and the impulse generated by faults7. Harmonic wavelet also resembles the impulse generated in me-chanical faults and is used for fault detection. Harmonic wavelet is an orthogonal wavelet, there by having the advantage of energy conservation in denoising applications8.
After proper denoising, an efficient method for analysis of the signal is to be used. The bear-ing signal is a nonlinear and non-stationary. Fast Fourier transform is not efficient as the signal is amplitude modulated and Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) is meant for linear and stationary signals9. Wavelet Transform (WT) is designed for linear signals only and they have the leakage problem due to limited length of the window9. Another drawback of WT is that it uses decomposition scale for analysis and doesn’t take the signal characteristics into consideration10. Empirical mode decomposi-tion (EMD) decomposes the signal based on frequency content and variation and called as Intrinsic Mode Functions (IMF). Peng et.al.10 have compared the analysis of the signal using both WT and EMD. The Fourier transform of the IMFs got by decomposing the signal by EMD shows better re-sults when compared to the other techniques11.
A comparison of denoising method by two wavelets is discussed in this paper. After de-noising by each of the two wavelets, EMD based analysis is done as this method is best suited for vibration based bearing fault detection.
This paper is organized as follows. Section 2 explains the process of Discrete Wavelet Transform based denoising. Section 3 explains the difference between Morlet wavelet and Harmon-ic wavelet. Section 4 takes care of Empirical Mode Decomposition. Experimental setup is explained in Section 5. Analysis by DWT Denoising using the two wavelets and EMD is done is section 6. Comparison of the two methods in denoising and their ability to detecting characteristic fault fre-quencies in signals is done is section 7. Conclusion is given in chapter 8.

For the full copy of the paper, please contact Santhana Raj santhanaraj99@gmail.com


ITEM 16. IIAV: MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM: THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ACOUSTICS AND VIBRATION (IIAV).

President: Marek Pawelczyk, [Poland]
Vice President for Professional Relations: Luis Bento Coelho, [Portugal]
Vice President for Communications: Jorge P. Arenas, [Chile]
Executive Director: Malcolm J. Crocker, [United States]
Secretary: Semyung Wang, [South Korea]
Treasurer: Zhuang Li, [United States]

The International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV) incorporated in June 1995, is a non-profit scientific society whose membership is open to qualified individuals in all countries.
The Institute provides an electronic International Sound and Vibration Digest (ISVD) and a paper refereed journal (the International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded) for all members as part of their dues for all members as part of their dues. IIAV members receive, as part of their annual dues of 80 USD, not only the ISVD but also a refereed journal; the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ACOUSTICS AND VIBRATION (IJAV) that began publication in December 1996 and that has been selected to be indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE). The SCIE is part of the web of science, engineering and computing produced by Thomson Reuters. Members also receive each year the proceedings of the International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV), and access to all back issues of IJAV, past ICSVs and ISVDs.
MEMBERSHIP Membership as Member is open to all those who have at least a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution and who are employed or have been employed in an activity related to acoustics and, or Vibration. Membership as Associate is open to all persons who wish to support and promote the activities of the Institute, but who do not meet the criteria for membership as Member. Members will begin receiving accessing current and previous issues of the electronic ISVD, and the journal IJAV, and ICSV Proceedings immediately on joining the Institute. Both issues of all these publications are available to all IIAV members through the IIA website at www.iiav.org.
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS The officers of the Institute are the President, the President-Elect, the Immediate Past President, the Vice President for Professional Relations, and the Vice President for Communications, the Secretary and Treasurer. The President, President-Elect and Immediate Past President hold office for two years. The other officers hold office for four years. The directors of the Institute hold office for four years. The officers and directors are elected by the members of the Institute.
COOPERATING SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES The Institute recognizes that many scientific societies with interests in acoustics and, or vibration exist in different countries. It is the purpose of the Institute to supplement their activities and to cooperate with them for the good of scientists and engineers throughout the world. To that end, existing scientific societies will be encouraged to become affiliated with the Institute as cooperating member societies.
IIAV MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
If you are interested in joining the IIAV, please fill in the form and return It by fax or e-mail (see following).

Malcolm J. Crocker
Fax 334-844-3306
Mechanical Engineering Department
1418 Wiggins Hall
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849, USA
e-mail: crockmj@auburn.edu ; isvd@iiav.org
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