Faculty Advisor

Stabile, Joseph Anthony


In a landscape that is producing sleeker, and thinner products, the MQP is looking to apply this idea to the home entertainment system. The goal of this project was to produce a resonant panel that had a first modal frequency of 40 Hz. Because the volume velocity of the air needs to be much greater for such a low frequency, the panel has to cover a much larger area than a traditional speaker. The resonant panel is driven by a moving magnet transducer on its surface. The mass of the magnet and motor stator moving helps to displace the panel more, causing there to be more surface acceleration, and thus a larger volume velocity. These designs were all analyzed and modeled with Finite Element Analysis techniques and 3D Computer Aided Design methods.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering