Official ASME Group

Noise Control & Acoustics Division

The Noise Control and Acoustics Division (NCAD) objectives are to establish a program within ASME that will encourage, focus and further the development and application of noise control and acoustics...
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Honors & Awards

Society Level Awards

Division Level Awards  

             2017 - Dr. Chris Fuller, Acoustic Meta Materials
             2016 - Dr. Victor Sparrow, Two Approaches to reduce the noise impact of overland civilian supersonic flight
             2015 - Dr. J. Inman, Good Vibrations:  Low Power Energy Harvesting
             2014 - Dr. Mardi Hastings, Going underwater with acoustic resonators and waveguides
             2013 - Dr. Eric Ungar, Walking-induced Vibrations in Buildings: Evaluation and Prediction
             2012 - Dr. Philip J. Morris, Jet noise prediction - a historical perspective and future directions
             2011 - Dr. Andrew Norris, Metamaterials in Acoustics and Vibration: From Theory to Practice
             2010 - Dr. Ted Farabee, Acoustics from External Flow-Structure Interactions
             2009 - Dr. Scott Sommerfeldt, Global Attenuation of Acoustic Fields Using Energy-Based Active Control  Techniques
             2008 - Martin Pollack, A History of ASME Noise Control and Acoustics Division (NCAD)
             2007 - Robert Schlinker, Putting it all Together - The Technology stages in the Design of PropulsionSystems   for Noise
             2006 - Donald Thompson, A Systems Approach to Noise Mitigation Strategies
             2005 - Robert Clark, Structural Acoustics from Macro to Micro
             2004 - Hafiz M. Atassi, Fluid-Structure Interaction and Acoustics
             2003 - Earl G. Williams, Fourier Acoustics: Uncovering the Origins of Sound
             2002 - Ilene Busch-Vishniac, The Big Problems Remaining in Transduction
             2001 - Jerry H. Ginsberg, Variational Solutions: What Rayleigh and Ritz Did Not Tell Us
             2000 - William K. Blake, Quiet Flow: Emerging Design Methods
             1999 - Adnan Akay, Acoustics of Friction
             1998 - Gary H. Koopmann, Designing Quiet Structures - Virtually
             1997 - Michael S. Howe, Rayleigh Conductivity
             1996 - Peter A. Nelson, Controlled Interference of Acoustic Fields
             1995 - Maurice M. Sevik, Information Extraction from the Scattered Acoustic Field of Waterborne Structures
             1994 - C. Dan Mote, Jr., Surprises in Axially Moving Material Dynamics
             1993 - David G. Crighton, The High-Speed Many-Bladed Propeller: Asymptotic Theory for its Acoustic Field
             1992 - Alan D. Pierce, Progressive Waves: The Modern Evolution and Refinement of One of the
                          Most Basic Concepts in Acoustics
             1991 - David Feit, Structural Acoustics from Lord Rayleigh to the Present
             1990 - David T. Blackstock, Nonlinear Acoustics
             1989 - Sir Michael James Lighthill, Biomechanics of Hearing Sensitivity
             1988 - Allan Powell, Elements of Flow Noise from Rayleigh to Today
             1987 - Miguel C. Junger, From the Finite to the Boundless: Acoustics of Very Large Systems
             1986 - J. E. Ffowcs Williams, Computer Aided Silence
             1985 - K. Uno Ingard, Acoustics in Physics and Mechanical Engineering

  • Student Paper Competition: A cash award of $1,000 is given to the winner who presents his or her paper at the annual ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE).

          2017 Winner:  No award (no submittals)

          2016 Winner:  Plinio Pinto
          Paper Title: “Development and Validation of an in-situ Utility pole Model for Vibration Based Non-Destructive Testing"  

          2015 Winner:  Philip Feurtado
          Paper Title: “Experimental analysis of vibration and radiated sound power reduction using an array of acoustic black hole "  

          2014 Winner:  Xiujuan Zhang
          Paper Title: “Semi-Dirac points in phononic crystals (IMECE2014-37421)"  

2013 Winner:  Brian Bernard
Paper Title: “Energy Absorption in a 1D Array of Axially Aligned Pendulums with Linear Torsional Coupling.” 

2012 Winner: Adrian Harwood
Paper Title: “Numerical Evaluation of the Compact Green’s Function for the Solution of Acoustic Flows.”

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