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Evaluation of the acoustic and non-acoustic properties of sound absorbing materials using a three-microphone impedance tube
Applied Acoustics (2010)
  • Olivier Doutres, University of Sherbrooke
  • Yacoubou Salissou, University of Sherbrooke
  • Noureddine Atalla, University of Sherbrooke
  • Raymond Panneton, University of Sherbrooke
Abstract
This paper presents a straightforward application of an indirect method based on a three-microphone impedance tube setup to determine the non-acoustic properties of a sound absorbing porous material. First, a three-microphone impedance tube technique is used to measure some acoustic properties of the material (i.e., sound absorption coefficient, sound transmission loss, effective density and effective bulk modulus) regarded here as an equivalent fluid. Second, an indirect characterization allows one to extract its non-acoustic properties (i.e., static airflow resistivity, tortuosity, viscous and thermal characteristic lengths) from the measured effective properties and the material open porosity. The procedure is applied to four different sound absorbing materials and results of the characterization are compared with existing direct and inverse methods. Predictions of the acoustic behavior using an equivalent fluid model and the found non-acoustic properties are in good agreement with impedance tube measurements. Copyright (2010) Applied Acoustics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the Elsevier Company.
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Olivier Doutres, Yacoubou Salissou, Noureddine Atalla and Raymond Panneton. "Evaluation of the acoustic and non-acoustic properties of sound absorbing materials using a three-microphone impedance tube" Applied Acoustics Vol. 71 (2010)
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