About the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories

Mission: An institution dedicated to graduate education and engineering research with emphasis on technology transfer to industry.

Vision: Overcome barriers between knowledge creation, transfer, and utilization in engineering research, industry application, and graduate education.

The main technical areas are:

  1. Thermal Systems and Air Quality
  2. Noise and Vibration Control
  3. Electromechanical Systems: controls, signal processing, sensing, estimation,diagnostics and prognostics.
  4. Modeling of Human Response for Machine and System Optimization

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Submissions from 2014

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Visualization of Automotive Power Seat Slide Motor Noise, J Stuart Bolton and Yong T. Cho

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Optimization of Multi-Layer Microperforated Systems for Absorption and Transmission Loss, J Stuart Bolton and Nicholas Kim

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Design of Multi-Chamber Silencers with Microperforated Elements, J Stuart Bolton, Seungkyu Lee, and Paul A. Martinson

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Methods of Increasing Net Work Output of Organic Rankine Cycles for Low-Grade Waste Heat Recovery, Brandon J. Woodland, James E. Braun, Eckhard A. Groll, and W Travis Horton

Submissions from 2013

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The Influence of Boundary Conditions and Constraints on the Performance of Noise Control Treatments: Foams to Metamaterials, J Stuart Bolton

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The Influence of Boundary Conditions and Constraints on the Performance of Noise Control Treatments: Foams to Metamaterials, J Stuart Bolton

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The Modeling of Unconventional Sound Absorbing Materials: Microperforated Films and Closed Cell Foams, J Stuart Bolton

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Effect of Rotation on the Natural Frequencies of Coupled Tire Structural-Acoustical Mode, J Stuart Bolton and Rui Cao

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Holographic Visualization of Sound Radiation from Computer Hard Drives, J Stuart Bolton and Yong T. Cho

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The Application of Singular Value Decomposition to Determine the Sources of Far Field Diesel Engine Noise, J Stuart Bolton, Patricia Davies, and Michael D. Hayward

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Transfer Impedance of Microperforated Materials with Tapered Holes, J Stuart Bolton, Nicholas Kim, Jonathan H. Alexander, Ronald W. Gerdes, and T. Herdtle

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Testing of Fans with Microperforated Housings, J Stuart Bolton and Seungkyu Lee

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Sound Field Reconstruction at High Frequencies by Using a Piece-wise Interpolation Method, J Stuart Bolton and Yangfan Liu

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Study of the Effect of Grazing Flow on the Performance of Microperforated and Perforated Panels, J Stuart Bolton and Arun Viswanathan

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Modification of Simulated Far-field Engine Noise by Changing Near Field Measurement Singular Values, Michael Hayward, Brandon Sobecki, J Stuart Bolton, and Patricia Davies

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The Use of Equivalent Source Models for Reduced Order Simulation in Room Acoustics, Yangfan Liu and J Stuart Bolton

Submissions from 2012

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Optimization of a scroll compressor for liquid flooding, Ian Bell, E. A. Groll, James E. Braun, Galen King, and W. Travis Horton

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Liquid flooded compression and expansion in scroll machines – Part II: Experimental testing and model validation, Ian Bell, Vincent Lemort, E. A. Groll, James E. Braun, Galen King, and W. Travis Horton

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Liquid-Flooded Compression and Expansion in Scroll Machines – Part I: Model Development, Ian Bell, Vincent Lemort, Eckhard Groll, James E. Braun, Galen King, and W. Travis Horton

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The Influence of Boundary Conditions and Constraints on the Performance of Noise Control Materials, J Stuart Bolton

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Source Visualization by Using Statistically Optimized Near-Field Acoustical Holography in Conical Coordinates, J Stuart Bolton and Yong T. Cho

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Connecting the Singular Values of an Input Cross-Spectral Density Matrix to Noise Sources in a Diesel Engine, J Stuart Bolton, Patricia Davies, and Michael D. Hayward

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CFD Modeling of Tapered Hole Microperforated Panels, J Stuart Bolton and Nicholas Kim

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The Use of Non-Collocated Higher Order Sources in the Equivalent Source Method, J Stuart Bolton and Yangfan Liu

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Influence of Boundary Conditions on the Prediction Accuracy of a Biot-based Poroelastic Model for Melamine Foam, J Stuart Bolton and Ryan A. Schultz

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Improving the Visitor Experience: A Noise Study and Treatment Design for the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park Great Ape House, J Stuart Bolton, Ryan Schultz, Jonathan Alexander, Stephanie Castiglione, Tom Hanschen, and Ed Bronikowski

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The Effect of Flexibility on the Acoustical Performance of Microperforated Materials, J Stuart Bolton, Jinho Song, Taewook Yoo, Ryan Schultz, and Yangfan Liu

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The Low Frequency Performance of Metamaterial Barriers Based on Cellular Structures, J Stuart Bolton, Srinivas Varanasi, Thomas Siegmund, and Ray Cipra

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Reduction of Sound Radiation by Using Force Radiation Modes: Effect of a Rigid Wall Near a Vibrating Object, J Stuart Bolton, Zenzo Yamaguchi, Shinji Isibashi, Kimihiro Sakagami, and Masayuki Morimoto

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A Miniature-Scale Linear Compressor for Electronics Cooling., Craig R. Bradshaw

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Inverse Modeling to Simulate Fault Impacts for Vapor Compression Equipment Part 1: Component Modeling and Validation, Howard Cheung and James E. Braun

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Inverse Modeling to Simulate Fault Impacts for Vapor Compression Equipment Part 2: System Modeling and Validation, Howard Cheung and James E. Braun

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Performance Mapping for Variable Ductless Heat Pump Systems in Heating, Cooling and Defrost Operation, Howard Cheung and James E. Braun

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Experimental Testing of an Organic Rankine Cycle with Scroll-type Expander, Brandon J. Woodland, James E. Braun, Eckhard A. Groll, and W. Travis Horton

Submissions from 2010

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Performance of Vapor Compression Systems with Compressor Oil Flooding and Regeneration, Ian H. Bell, Eckhard A. Groll, and James E. Braun

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Materials and Systems for Noise Control: Categorization and Challenges, J Stuart Bolton

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Performance Characteristics and Mapping for a Variable-Speed Ductless Heat Pump, Howard Cheung and James E. Braun

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Performance Benefits for Organic Rankine Cycles with Flooded Expansion, Brandon J. Woodland, James E. Braun, Eckhard A. Groll, and William Travis Horton

Submissions from 2007

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An Improved Model for Microperforated Absorbers, J Stuart Bolton, Jonathan H. Alexander, Taewook Yoo, and David F. Slama

Submissions from 2005

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Porous Materials for Sound Absorption and Transmission Control, J Stuart Bolton

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"Two-Microphone" Nearfield Acoustical Holography, J Stuart Bolton, Yong T. Cho, Hyu-Sang Kwon, and Yong-Joe Kim

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Sound Transmission Throough Lined, Composite Panel Structures: Transversely Isotropic Poro-Elastic Model, J Stuart Bolton and Jeong-Woo Kim

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Effect of Lining Anisotropy on Sound Attenuation in Lined Ducts, J Stuart Bolton, Jeong-Woo Kim, and Jonathan H. Alexander

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The Correlation of the Performance of Duct Lining Materials with Their Normal Incidence Properties, J Stuart Bolton, Jeong-Woo Kim, Taewook Yoo, and Jonathan H. Alexander

Submissions from 2001

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Modeling Tire Treadband Vibration, J Stuart Bolton and Yong-Joe Kim

Submissions from 2000

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Wave Number Domain Representation of Tire Vibration, J. Stuart Bolton and Yong-Joe Kim

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Identification of Complex Dispersion Relations in Cylindrical, Foam-Lined Ducts, J Stuart Bolton, Yong-Joe Kim, Sung-Yop Lee, and Yeon-June Kang

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The Use of Internal Constraints to Enhance the Sound Transmission Loss of Poroelastic Linings, J Stuart Bolton and Bryan H. Song

Submissions from 1999

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An Efficient Procedure for Visualizing the Sound Field Radiated by Vehicles During Standardized Passby Tests, J Stuart Bolton, Hyungseok Kook, Gregory B. Moebs, and Patricia Davies

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Effect of Circumferential Edge Constraint on the Transmission Loss of Glass Fiber Materials, J. Stuart Bolton, Bryan Song, and Yeon June Kang

Submissions from 1998

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Development of Axisymmetric Finite Elements for Poroelastic Materials, J Stuart Bolton, Yeon June Kang, In Hwa Jung, and Bryce K. Gardner

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Partial Field Decomposition in Near-field Acoustical Holography by the Use of Singular Value Decomposition and Partial Coherence Procedures, J. Stuart Bolton and Hyu-Sang Kwon

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Nearfield Acoustical Holography Applied to Sound Radiation From Tires, J. Stuart Bolton, Hyu-Sang Kwon, and Darren L. Hallman

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Optimization of Acoustical Systems Incorporating Fibrous Elements for Sound Absorption, J Stuart Bolton, Kevin H.-Y. Lai, and Jonathan H. Alexander

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Structural Damping by the Use of Fibrous Blankets, J. Stuart Bolton, Kevin H.-Y. Lai, and Jonathan H. Alexander

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The Wave Number Decomposition Approach to the Analysis of Tire Vibration, J. Stuart Bolton, Heuk Jin Song, and Yoon Ki Kim

Submissions from 1997

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Plane Wave Reflection Coefficient Estimation by Use of Spatial Parametric Signal Modeling, J. Stuart Bolton and Hyu-Sang Kwon

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A Comparison of Partial Coherence and Singular Value Partial Field Decomposition in the Context of Nearfield Acoustical Holography, J. Stuart Bolton, Hyu-Sang Kwon, and J. K. Hammond

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Layered Fibrous Treatments for Sound Absorption and Sound Transmission, J. Stuart Bolton, Heng-Yi Lai, Srinivas Katragadda, and Jonathan H. Alexander

Submissions from 1994

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Nearfield Acoustical Holography for the Visualization of Interior Sound Fields, J Stuart Bolton and Darren L. Hallman

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The Application of Nearfield Acoustical Holography to Locate Sources in Enclosed Spaces Exhibiting Acoustic Modal Behavior, Darren L. Hallman, J Stuart Bolton, Lynn B. Long, and Hiroshi Takata

Submissions from 1993

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"Smart" Foams for Active Absorption of Sound, E. R. Green and J Stuart Bolton