Workshops, Short Courses, and Seminars
Each Spring, the CAV holds its technology transfer workshop - a two day event held at Penn State attended by our corporate sponsors, international liaisons, US government liaisons, and Penn State CAV faculty and students. The workshop is a mix of technical presentations by faculty, students, corporate sponsors, and international and US government liaisons, along with lab tours and social activities. The workshop also gives our corporate sponsors an opportunity to provide feedback on CAV activities and performance.
This year’s CAV Spring workshop will be held 5-6 May 2015. Please look through our preliminary workshop agenda. Last year's workshop was attended by over 50 corporate sponsors, government liaisons, and international liaisons, as well as over 60 Penn State faculty and students. This year's short course immediately follows the workshop on 7 May, and will be taught by Bob Randall of the University of New South Wales in Australia. Bob will teach us about Cepstrum Analysis of Machinery Vibration and Structural Health. Please contact us if you would like to attend the workshop and the short course. We are holding a block of rooms at a reduced rate at the Nittany Lion Inn, so mention the CAV workshop when making your reservations.
Last year’s CAV Spring workshop was held 29-30 April 2014 and featured:
- Talks from our 8 CAV technical groups, 7 international liaisons, and some of our new and old sponsors. The final agenda is available here.
- Panel discussions on Sound Propagation in Air and Water, and on Effects of vibration and sound on humans and animals
- Our third annual student poster competition.
- A one day short course on Vibration and Noise Control, given by Marty Alexander of Bruel and Kjaer, on 1 May 2014.
- Tour and ribbon cutting of the new and improved CAV anechoic room, by Dr. Michelle Vigeant
The workshop was attended by over 50 corporate sponsors, government liaisons, and international liaisons, as well as over 60 Penn State faculty and students.
Below are links to the 2014 presentations for the CAV groups (including the workshop agenda):
- CAV Introduction and Workshop agenda, by George Lesieutre
- Acoustic Characterization of Materials, by Bernie Tittmann
- Adaptive Structures and Noise Control, by George Lesieutre
- Flow Induced Noise, including overview of WopWop rotorcraft noise and Fluid Structure Interaction Research, by Dean Capone, Ken Brentner, and Rob Campbell
- Systems and Structures Health Management, by Karl Reichard and Cliff Lissenden
- Propagation and Radiation, by Vic Sparrow
- Rotorcraft Acoustics and Dynamics, by Jose Palacios
- Structural Vibration and Acoustics, including research in Acoustic Black Holes, by Steve Hambric and Steve Conlon
- Underwater Acoustics and Instrumentation, by David Bradley
There were also several special presentations from our corporate sponsors and international and government liaisons:
- Wireless Continuous Vibration Monitoring in Industry including Shale Gas Applications, by Jeremy Frank, KCF Technologies
- A survey of KU-Leuven Acoustic Resonant Metamaterial Research, by Wim Desmet
- Research on Microperforates at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, by Li Cheng
- Wire Cloth Products at Gerard Daniel Worldwide, by Steve Crooks
- Vibro-Acoustics Research at KAIST, by Jeong-Guon Ih
- ISVR Research on the Effects of Sound on Fish and Marine Invertebrates, by Paul White
- Comprehensive Vibration Assessment Program for Westinghouse AP1000 Reactor Internals, by Greg Banyay
- Overview of Bruel and Kjaer, by Martin Alexander
- Aeroacoustic Simulation of Turbomachinery Noise at DLR, by Lars Enghardt
- Mid frequency Vibro-Acoustic Modeling at INSA de Lyon, by Laurent Maxit
Finally, other Penn State topics were highlighted:
- CAV Anechoic Chamber renovation, by Michelle Vigeant
- Penn State Intellectual Property Contracting Improvements, by Don Mothersbaugh
- Protecing Soundscapes in US National Parks, by Peter Newman
- Overview of the Penn State Graduate Program in Acoustics, by Vic Sparrow
Periodically, the CAV sponsors short courses in CAV disciplines. Usually, we schedule the short courses before or after our Spring Workshop so that our corporate sponsors are best able to attend them. This year, Bob Randall will give a short course on Cepstrum Analysis of Machinery Vibration and Structural Health. on 7 May 2014. Sponsors and liaisons may send one person to the course at no charge. The fee for additional registrants is $600. Past short courses have included:
- Vibration and Noise Control (by Marty Alexander of Bruel and Kjaer)
- Flow Noise (by Phil Morris and Tim Brungart)
- Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration Measurements (by Chris Barber)
- Digital Signal Processing (by Karl Reichard)
- Shock and Vibration Testing (by Joe Testa of Unholtz-Dickie)
- Statistical Energy Analysis (by Evan Davis of Boeing)
- Structural Health Monitoring (by Karl Reichard and Jeff Banks)
- Turbomachinery Noise (by Wolfgang Neise of DLR)
- Active Control of Sound and Vibration (by Phil Nelson and Steve Elliott of ISVR)
- Structure-borne sound (by the late Manfred Heckl)
Each semester, each CAV technical group hosts a lunchtime seminar. CAV members, as well as outside guests from other universities, government agencies, or industry, give technical talks on topics of interest to the CAV community.
These talks are available to our corporate sponsors via the videoconferencing capability housed in the Penn State Graduate Program in Acoustics classroom. We announce the talks to our members and corporate sponsors about a week in advance, and provide videoconferencing access information to our corporate sponsors. We have also established an archive of past talks that are accessible only to our members.