Engineering Solutions to Noise and Vibration Problems

Jesse Spence

Mr. Spence is the President of Noise Control Engineering, LLC. Since joining the company in 2001, he has led efforts to develop and implement technologies and techniques to facilitate solutions to complex marine acoustic and vibration problems. He has been the principle investigator and project manager on a multitude of marine projects requiring airborne noise, vibration, underwater noise, dynamic stress, and other specialized predictions, measurements, and assessments. Mr. Spence has developed acoustic solutions for platform supply vessels, offshore patrol vessels, ferries, large and small military vessels, research vessels, dredgers, drillships, drilling and production platforms, high speed catamarans, tugboats, cruise vessels, and other vessel types.

Mr. Spence has led efforts to develop and enhance NCE's tools for analysis and assessment, including managing the continued improvement of the Designer-NOISE™ prediction software, expanding NCE's Finite Element Analysis capabilities and understanding for marine vibration, developing NCE's Buoy Acoustic Measurement System (BAMS) for accurate measurements of underwater noise from vessels, and creating custom measurement and analysis tools for use both in-house and by third-party customers. Mr. Spence has worked with NCE engineers to develop internal procedures for efficient analysis and assessment of marine noise and vibration issues for clients. He has managed projects with specialized and unique requirements including development of underwater noise barriers, high frequency vibration testing (up to 60 kHz) of underwater transducer arrays, testing and development of new absorption/cladding materials, quieting specialized underwater equipment, developing requirements for treatment of bow thruster induced noise and vibration, and detailed study of causes and solutions for underwater noise from oil and gas industry activities.

Mr. Spence holds a BSME from the University of Rochester and a MS in Acoustics from Boston University.

Phone: 978-670-5339 ext 504