Prateek Kulkarni is an experienced consultant proficient in Vibration & Acoustic design, FEA, instrumentation and testing procedures. Owing to programming and signal processing experience, he is skilled at signal analysis as applicable to system dynamics and acoustics.He also executes acoustical modeling, pedestal vibration analysis projects using FEA. His recent projects include include aircraft-induced sound level measurements for exterior shell design of a hospital in close proximity to an airport.
Education: M.S, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 2016
Key Skills: FEA, Vibration, Acoustic and Structural design, measurement, study and consultation.
Involved with acoustical consulting for residential, industrial and hospital buildings, including Façade, windows, wall, floor-ceiling construction, HVAC noise analysis and recommendations. He also executes acoustical modeling, pedestal vibration analysis projects using FEA and is out in the field performing various types of vibroacoustic testing such as ambient noise, vibration, STC, IIC, sound intensity and structural dynamics measurements. He applies his previous CAD, Design, Manufacturing and programming experience to overcome technical difficulties.
Recent activities include aircraft-induced sound level measurements for exterior shell design of a hospital in close proximity to an airport.
Selected project experience
Transbay Block 4, Façade Design Exterior façade and window/glazing recommendation from site measurements.
Potrero Block X, Interior partition recommendation STC-IIC recommendation and post-installation testing for sound insulation of interior partition walls.
SFO International Airport, Acoustical Design Recommendations for façade elements and interior design recommendations.
133 Promethean way, Glazing/wall recommendation Highway traffic noise measurement and wall/glazing recommendation for a residential property.
94th International Residential Housing Post-installation field testing of interior partition sound insulation (STC)
VA Medical Center, Palo Alto: Continuous Construction Noise Monitoring
SFPUC Headworks Interior noise CAD modeling and Sound Intensity measurements of industrial grit pumps
University of Washington Research Center: Ambient Vibration and Noise Measurements from HVAC equipment for NC-criteria.