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Additional Sound Absorption Within a Poroelastic Lamella Network Under Oblique Incidence

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To tackle the lack of efficiency of passive sound absorbing treatments in the low frequency range, a specific arrangement of a poroelastic material is proposed. Compared with the usual uniform layout, giving a lamella network structure to a material provides additional sound absorption below the quarter wavelength resonance frequency at oblique incidence. This is demonstrated experimentally on a sample made of melamine foam lamellas. A numerical approach that incorporates geometric periodicity highlights the mechanisms involved in this additional dissipation, achieved by combining structural and viscous dissipation within the lamellas. The shear and bending resonances of the lamellas can be excited at oblique incidence. The frequency of the shear resonance is related to the thickness of the sample, whereas the bending resonance is also a function of the width of the lamellas. These simple dimensional parameters allow adjustable tuning of the associated frequencies at which additional sound absorption can be obtained.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 2018

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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