- GLRC 307
- Director, Great Lakes Research Center
- Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
- Faculty Advisor, SENSE Enterprise
- PhD, Acoustics, The Pennsylvania State University
- MS, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
- BS, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Dr. Andrew Barnard is the director of the Great Lakes Research Center and an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University, where he has been a faculty member since 2014. He previously was a research associate at the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State University for eight years. He received his BS and MS 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, as well as water resources and marine technology. Currently, he is interested in commercialization of thermoacoustic thin-film loudspeakers made from carbon nanotubes (CNT). He is also interested in noise control methods for underwater electro-mechanical machines, such as electric motors and actuators. Though-ice acoustic propagation and on-ice source localization and tracking using machine learning are another current area of study for Dr. Barnard. Finally, he is interested in the implementation of the maritime autonomous vehicles in commercial and defense applications.
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
Penhale, Miles B., Barnard, Andrew R., Shuchman, R. A., "Multi-modal and Short-range Transmission Loss in Thin, Ice-covered, Near-shore Arctic Waters," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 143, No. 5, May 2018, pp. 3126-3137. DOI:10.1121/1.5038569
Asgarisabet, Mahsa, Barnard, Andrew R., "Multi-Physics Simulation of Ultra-Lightweight Carbon Nanotube Speakers," SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 395–401, Jun 2017. DOI: 10.4271/2017-01-1816Dutta, Trinoy, Barnard, Andrew R., "Performance of Hard Disk Drives in High Noise Environments," Noise Control Engineering Journal, Vol. 65, No. 5, pp. 386-395, Sep 2017. DOI: 10.3397/1/376555
- Barnard, Andrew R., "Quantifying Acoustic Sources through Sound Power Measurements," Sound and Vibration, Materials Reference Issue, Jul 2014, Vol. 48, No. 7, pp. 8 – 11
- Barnard, Andrew R., Brungart, Timothy A., McDevitt, Timothy E., Aliev, Ali E., Jenkins, David M., Kline, Brian L., Baughman, Ray H., "Advancements Toward a High-power, Carbon Nanotube, Thin-film Loudspeaker," Noise Control Engineering Journal, Sep 2014, Vol. 62, No. 5, 2014, pp.360 – 367, DOI: 10.3397/1/376235
- Barnard, Andrew, Brungart, Timothy, McDevitt, Timothy, Jenkins, David, Kline, Brian, 2013, “Feasibility of a high-powered carbon nanotube thin-film loudspeaker,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Express Letters, 134(3), EL276-EL281.
- Barnard, Andrew, Hambric, Stephen, Maynard, Julian, 2012, “Underwater measurement of sound power and directivity using Supersonic Intensity in Reverberant Environments,” J. Sound and Vib., 331, pp. 3931-3944.
- Conlon, Stephen, Evans, Samuel, Smith, Edward, Romano, Peter, Barnard, Andrew, 2012, “OH-58 Tailboom Damage Detection Study,” Proc. Am. Helicopter Society 68th Annual Meeting, May 2012, Fort Worth, TX.
- Barnard, Andrew, Porter, Scott, Bostron, Jason, terMeulen, Ryan, Hambric, Stephen, 2011, “Evaluation of crowd noise levels during college football games,” Noise Control Eng. J., 59(6), pp. 667-680.
- Barnard, Andrew, Hambric, Stephen, 2011, “Design and implementation of a shielded underwater vector sensor for laboratory environments,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 130(6), EL387-EL391.
- Semperlotti, Fabio, Conlon, Stephen, Barnard, Andrew, 2011, “Airframe structural damage detection: A non-linear structural surface intensity based technique,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 129(4), EL121-EL127.
- 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).
- Timothy Brungart, Andrew Barnard, Timothy McDevitt, David Jenkins, Brian Kline, Nicholas Nicholas, “Development of a long range acoustic hail and warning device for maritime applications,” Noise Control Eng. J., 57(1), 1-9, (2009).
- Andrew Barnard, Philip Gillett, Kamal Idrisi, Stephen Hambric, Marty Johnson, “Noise levels during college football games and associated effects on players and fans,” Proc. of 2008 ASME NCAD Conference, NCAD2008-73012, Dearborn, MI, (2008).
Dr. Barnard has interests in acoustics, noise control, and vibration, as well as water resources and marine technology.