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NCAD Five Year Plan

A draft plan of NCAD's direction for the next five years will be approved during the next Executive Committee meeting. This plan will provide strong direction and guidance for NCAD. Included in the plan will be the conferences that NCAD is planning to attend (both in ASME as well as joint conferences with other acoustic organizations) as well as methods to increase the membership and awareness of NCAD. The document will be posted on the NCAD website.

Paul Appointed to NCAD Executive Committee

Brent Paul of Alion Science and Technology has been selected to join the NCAD Executive Committee as a Member. He has over fourteen year's experience in the hydroacoustic analysis of Navy surface ship and submarines. He replaces Mike Jonson, the outgoing ViceChair.

Submissions

NCAD would like to include news and information that would be of general interest to its members. This can include awards, promotions, workshops, etc. Please send that information to Brent Paul (bpaul@alionscience.com) so it may be included in the next newsletter.

NCAD Information Noise Control and Acoustic Division

Founded in 1979, and established as a Division in 1981, The Noise Control and Acoustics Division meets yearly, usually at the ASME IMECE. In recent years there has been an effort to meet at conferences outside of IMECE, most notably in 2008, where NCAD had a joint session with INCE (Institute of Noise Control Engineering). A joint session with Internoise is schedule for 2012. Our division works in noise and vibration control, using computational techniques, analytical methods, and measurements to study complex aeroacoustic, hydroacoustic, and structuralacoustic systems. The application of active and passive control systems is of consideration as well. Our symposia usually include sessions on flowinduced vibration and sound, structural acoustics, phonic structures, and active control.

630 ASME members list NCAD as their primary division, 598 members list NCAD as their secondary division, and NCAD has 2511 other members (3rd through 5th choices of division). NCAD is

part

of

ASME’s

Environment

and

Transportation

Group.

Our

website

is:

http://divisions.asme.org/NCAD.

The website includes past newsletters, along with selected Rayleigh

lecture and tutorial presentations from past conferences.

Noise Control and Acoustic Division Newsletter, January 2011

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