- 930 MEEM
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
- Ph.D., Acoustics, The Pennsylvania State University
- M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Dr. Andrew Barnard is an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University. Prior to this appointment in 2014, he was a research associate at the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State University for eight years. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 2002 and 2004, respectively. He received a PhD in Acoustics from Penn State University in 2010. Dr. Barnard is Board Certified by the Institute for Noise Control Engineering (INCE) and is a Certified LabVIEW developer (CLD). Dr. Barnard has interests in acoustics, noise control, and vibration. Currently, he is interested in thermoacoustic thin-film loudspeakers made from carbon nanotubes (CNT) and how these ultra-lightweight devices can be used in consumer and industrial products. He is also interested in noise control methods for underwater electro-mechanical machines, such as electric motors and actuators. Finally, he is interested in the field of sports stadium noise, particularly football, both in fully quantifying the sound on the playing surface and evaluating new and unique visualization methods for crowd noise feedback in real time.
Areas of Expertise
- Noise Control
- Real Time Control Systems
- LabVIEW programming and instruction
- Advanced Measurements and Signal Processing
- Acoustic Intensity and Vector Sensors
- Room Acoustics
- Acoustic Material Characterization
- Outdoor Sound Propagation
- Physical Acoustics
- NI LabVIEW Data Acquisition and Control
- Crowd Noise
- Underwater Acoustics
- Structural Acoustics
- Array Signal Processing
Recent Peer Reviewed Publications
- Andrew Barnard, Timothy Brungart, Timothy McDevitt, David Jenkins, Brian Kline, “Feasibility of a high-powered carbon nanotube thin-film loudspeaker,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Express Letters, 134(3), EL276-EL281, (2013).
- Andrew Barnard, Stephen Hambric, Julian Maynard, “Underwater measurement of sound power and directivity using Supersonic Intensity in Reverberant Environments,” J. Sound and Vib., 331, 3931-3944, (2012).
- Stephen Conlon, Samuel Evans, Edward Smith, Peter Romano, Andrew Barnard, “OH-58 Tailboom Damage Detection Study,” Proc. Am. Helicopter Society 68th Annual Meeting, May 2012, Fort Worth, TX, (2012).
- Andrew Barnard, Scott Porter, Jason Bostron, Ryan terMeulen, Stephen Hambric, “Evaluation of crowd noise levels during college football games,” Noise Control Eng. J., 59(6), 667-680, (2011).
- Andrew Barnard, Stephen Hambric, “Design and implementation of a shielded underwater vector sensor for laboratory environments,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 130(6), EL387-EL391, (2011).
- Fabio Semperlotti, Stephen Conlon, Andrew Barnard, “Airframe structural damage detection: A non-linear structural surface intensity based technique,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 129(4), EL121-EL127, (2011).
- Jason Bostron, Timothy Brungart, Andrew Barnard, Timothy McDevitt, “Atmospheric effects on voice command intelligibility from acoustic hail and warning devices,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 129(4), 2237-2244, (2011).
- Andrew Barnard, David Jenkins, Timothy Brungart, Timothy McDevitt, Brian Kline, Nicholas Nicholas, “Beam steering for a long range acoustic hail and warning device for maritime applications,” Noise Control Eng. J., 59(1), 1-9, (2011).