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developments over the past quarter century in the understanding of acoustics from external flowstructure interactions. The lecture was heavily attended and well received by the audience. I would like

to thank Ted for volunteering to provide us with this insightful lecture. Dr. Farabee's Rayleigh Lecture will be made available on the NCAD website soon.


Rayleigh Lectures, as well as other tutorials that have been sponsored by NCAD, are available at the NCAD Resources website: http://divisions.asme.org/NCAD/Resources.cfm.

Chair Jeff Vipperman presents Ted Farabee with a trophy for his Rayleigh Lecture.

Student Paper Award

Every year, NCAD sponsors a Student Paper Competition at its annual technical conference. This year, the competition was held at IMECE 2010. A committee was formed to choose the best paper; the committee members read each paper and attended the presentations. The 2010 Best Student Paper winner was Kyle Wilt from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, who is advised by Dr. Henry Scarton, a fellow of ASME. The award winning paper was entitled, “Mechanical Design Implications on Power Transfer through Thick Metallic Barriers using Piezoelectric Transducers” (IMECE201038671). Congratulations to Kyle, who received a $1000 award for her paper and presentation. More information on the next year’s student paper award is given in the next section.

Future NCAD Meetings ASME IMECE2011, 1117 November 2011, Denver, Colorado

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This year, NCAD will sponsor sessions at the 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), which will be held in Denver, Colorado. NCAD will be sponsoring an entire track on Vibration, Acoustics and Wave Propagation, so there should be topics available for anyone interested in the latest advances in noise, vibration and acoustics. The sessions will be diverse, and will include papers on flow noise, structural acoustics, and passive and active noise control to name a few.

Noise Control and Acoustic Division Newsletter, January 2011


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