Instructions for the Energy/BEA programIntroduction
The Energy Finite Element Analysis (EFEA) and Energy Boundary Element Analysis (EBEA)provides a powerful solution for high frequency acoustics. In contrast to traditional FEA solversthat use displacements as the primary variables, the EFEA methods use energy based variableswhich enables noise and vibration simulations at much higher frequencies than those attained byconventional FEA analysis. The EBEA solution provides airborne noise loads for use by the EFEAsolution. The combination of EBEA and EFEA methods can be used to predict the interior noiselevels in a vehicle due to exterior acoustic sources. These new solvers are provided throughcollaboration with Michigan Engineering Services and are provided as a pre-release in MD Nastran2010.The
(Energy Boundary Element Analysis) program can be used to calculate thesound radiation and scattering from an arbitrary structure in free or half space at high frequency. Inthe current version, for the half space problem, the boundary of the half space is assumed to berigid, and is restricted to be
=0 plane, where
is the 3
component of the global coordinate. Theeffect of the half space is automatically introduced in the
program. Users don’t needto create a model for the half space boundary.
I. Running the Energy/BEA code
is a user defined project filename, which is used to create a new project and define thenames of the input data files required by
program. The content of a project fileincludes three filenames (one filename on each line). The first filename (first line) defines theParameter Data File; the second filename (second line) defines the Model File which contains theboundary element model; the third filename (third line) defines the Field Point File which containsthe field point mesh. For example, a project name defined as “
” can include the followingthere lines:datamodel_smodel_f In the file
, the Parameter Data is defined in the file “data”; the Model is defined in the file“model_s”; and the Field Points are defined in the file “model_f”.
II. Energy/BEA program input data files and required input format
program requires three input data files: Parameter Data File, Model File, andField Point File. The nodes and the elements are in NASTRAN fixed short format. All otherentries are in free format with at least one space separating two adjacent fields. The length of aninput entry in any of the input data files must not exceed 80 characters. The function and therequired input format of each file are defined as follows: