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Acoustic Absorption with Material in Pieces and Back Air Layer

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The sound absorption coefficient of three different materials is proved in a reverberation room against different layouts of the material and different back air layers, compared to those results where the same material is placed as a single piece. With the analysis of the data, a linear regression model is established in order to predict, for certain frequencies, the alteration produced in the absorption coefficient by using the same amount of material but placing it in patches separated from each other, instead of in one piece, and at different distances from the wall. The model is validated and proven to be robust and it is shown to be applicable to a variety of materials. It becomes a simple predictive tool which allows to estimate in situ the improvement in the absorption property of an absorbent material due to the separation of the patches.
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Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: May 1, 2019

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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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