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http://divisions.asme.org/NCAD/Technical Committees.cfm. prosperous 2011.

Best wishes for a productive and

Report from the ASME IMECE 2010 Meeting

Bob Tomko

This past year’s annual IMECE, which was held from November 1218, 2010, was rewarding for all those who attended. It was held at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Center along the Vancouver Waterfront. Overall, there were 18 tracks with over 2500 slide and poster presentation. This large conference offered the opportunity for attendees to participate in a wide variety of mechanical engineering presentations. The conference center was spacious and the presentation rooms were quiet and comfortable. Those who wanted to experience some of the Vancouver offerings were able to explore a diverse city with plenty of sightseeing opportunities. Those who focused heavily on conference attendance found sessions available from 8:00 AM through 6:00 PM.

The Noise Control and Acoustics Division experienced a greatly successful conference. NCAD was well represented in papers, slide presentations, and poster sessions. Although the foreign travel resulted in the inability for some of our regular participants to be present, there were nonetheless 70 slide presentations and 9 poster presentations. From these presentations, there were 61 fully reviewed publications under the “Sound, Vibration, and Design” track; NCAD led the organization of all of the sessions with participation from various other ASME divisions. This track included 16 presentations sessions along with a Sonic Boom Workshop (coordinated by Charlie Zheng) and the Rayleigh Lecture. The topics included general vibrations, piezoelectrics, friction damping, vibroacoustic techniques, active and passive control of noise, smart/functionally graded materials, atmospheric noise propagation, phononic crystals, metamaterials and dissipation, modeling and fabrication, flowinduced noise and vibration, vibration and acoustic measurement techniques, numerical methods, along with noise and vibration for energy systems. The range of topics was so diverse that it offered information for nearly any specialist in noise, vibration, and acoustics. We expect a similar diversity of offerings later this year at IMECE 2011, so make plans for the conference in Denver. For those who couldn’t attend, a DVD of the conference proceedings will be offered through ASME publications.

The success of NCAD at IMECE 2010 was only achievable because of the volunteers who donated their time to coordinate sessions, to find paper reviewers, to ensure that schedules were met, and to run the sessions at the conference. I would like to offer my gratitude for the efforts of these volunteers. We welcome volunteers for future conferences and, if you are willing to help coordinate sessions or review papers, please contact any of the coordinators for the upcoming IMECE.

Rayleigh Lecture

Dr. Theodore (Ted) Farabee highlighted the conference by presenting the IMECE 2010 Rayleigh lecture, which is presented at each conference by one who has a distinguished career in acoustics. Dr. Farabee is the Senior Research Scientist/Technical Consultant for Radiated Flow Noise Signature Control at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Naval Sea Systems Command. His lecture provided a review of the

Noise Control and Acoustic Division Newsletter, January 2011


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